WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student
Just voicing another idea I had a bit back. In my family, we have quite a few cats, so we'd buy the big plastic bins of Tidy Cats litter. Empty, they make great water containers!
I have to agree with this. I would NOT use those jugs for storing water that will be CONSUMED. There are chemicals in the kitty litter that have probably been absorbed by the plastic and can now leach into your water.I don't know that I would use those buckets for storing anything which I ever planned to ingest... I believe this idea had been brought up before, and the popular consensus is that they are not "food grade" and have dangerous chemicals introduced during the production process which never truly leave the plastic.
Those containers are fantastic, however, for storing non-food items. My mother uses them to store all of her various seasonal decorations in her attic.
Not a half bad idea. I scraped the water idea though... filled with soil they make great pallisades for airsoft, and with a more dense sand, packed nicely, it made a great back stop for my mosin.I don't think they would work well for water, I use them for spices boxes of jello and other bagged items.
"Got a cat? Here's an idea."
Oops, my bad. I thought this was a recipe thread. :hide:
Recipes? Hah, I thought it was going to be like that old joke about 'how to wash a cat', where you place kitty in the toilet, close lid, and flush! I guess it cleans the commode, too! Here I thought we were going to learn a novel way to wash barrels and other water-storage containers!
We, too, use the Tidy Cat buckets for many things. Found them at the dump from time to time, foolish wasteful people throwing them away! :nuts:
If I had to store water in them, it would be for non-consumption. There are still many other uses for water, and if I had the containers sitting around and didn't have a lot of other water containers, I'd consider it. However when possible, an airtight container seems like a better idea.