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U.S. Government Agencies Use Blue Can Emergency Water

Blue Can Purified Drinking Water is used by FEMA, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal, state & local government agencies across the nation.


Blue Can Emergency Water is THE premium purified water of choice used by FEMA, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, and by local governments around the USA.

Disasters can easily disrupt an entire city’s access to clean drinking water, for days, months, or even years as happened in Flint, MI, Houston TX and elsewhere. It is vitally important for every facility, every government agency, every state and every city to be prepared with large stores of purified water that do not need constant rotation and replacement. When it comes to emergency drinking water, plastic bottles have fallen far short with an average shelf life of only 12 months requiring continual testing, disposal, and re-stocking with all the associated paperwork and costs.

Now there’s a solution! FDA standard, Blue Can Emergency Water in aluminum cans can be safely purchased and stored for 50 years!

Shipped in packable pallets with reinforced corner brackets, 450 gallons of water (or 900 gallons when stacked) can be stored in less than 16 square feet! Click here for more information about Blue Can Water

Wherever Disaster Strikes, the U.S. Government Agencies’ First Response is Rescue and Clean Drinking Water

a close up of a Blue Can Emergency Water aluminum can that says it can be stored for 50 years.

When it comes to emergency preparedness, U.S. government agencies are required to provide a safe, pure source of drinking water that is ready to be distributed to cities and locations declared a disaster area. Blue Can Emergency Water has a shelf-life of 50 years, so doesn’t need rotation or replacement. It’s always ready to be moved where needed by the pallet, by the case, and by the can to those who need it to survive.

That’s why Blue Can is used by U.S. government agencies during hurricanes floods, tornadoes, winter storms, earthquakes, utility outages, evacuations and rescue operations.

Photo of Houston TX flooded and the water utilities damaged.
Houston Texas water outage Source: WMO-CC.

Blue Can purified water saves lives! What’s different from all other plastic-bottled water is its 50-year shelf life, making Blue Can the emergency storage water of choice for FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security and NASA.

Clean drinking water is the number one survival necessity for human survival. Blue Can can be delivered to your agency by the pallet and by the container, depending on your agency’s operational area and need.

When disaster strikes, you'll be ready to respond.

Customers who buy Blue Can Emergency Water give it five stars for quality, value, safety, and convenience.The words in red say “Verified Purchase” to indicate that the Blue Can Water review was honest and unsolicited

Todd Temperly

Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2022

Size: 12 Fl Oz (Pack of 24)

Best to plan for natural disasters when the water utility is down.

Four images of Blue Can Emergency Water in a case of 24 cans, in a pallet of 100 cases, wrapping the pallets in plastic, and a blue semi-truck for emergency water deliveries

Store Blue Can Water in Bulk for Your Government Agency Emergency Water Plan

At, we deliver Blue Can Water by the pallet, with each wrapped pallet holding 100 strong cases, which comes to a total of 2,400 individual 12-oz cans, to meet the emergency hydration needs of and local government agencies and their disaster relief teams to deliver to facilities, families, and individuals. Each pallet, case, and can will be good for up to 50 years of storage.

Contact us today to have emergency water delivered to your agency.

The ONLY Emergency Drinking Water with a Lab certified 50-Year Shelf Life

When your emergency planning team doesn’t have to buy, ship or rotate water every 6-12 months, that makes Blue Can the most cost-effective and labor reduction drinking water available for long-term preparedness.

Profile photo of Jim Whelan in West Palm Beach, CEO and owner of Survival Water in a Can

Hi, I’m Jim Whelan, and my company, James R Whelan Enterprises, LLC, delivers a made-in-Americaproduct to provide long-lasting, great-tasting, emergency drinking water in 100% recyclable aluminum cans to federal and local government agencies across the U.S. Contact me today to arrange for the longest-lasting solution of 50-year clean drinking water storage. Click Here to view the Blue Can Limited Warranty.

With frequent severe weather events and other happening across the U.S. causing havoc to our water and electricity systems and to our homes and roads, I’m working with government agencies across America to deliver the best solution possible for bulk water storage in pallets or by the container-load.

Blue Can Water’s 50 year limited warranty seal.

When any emergency strikes, the water is then easily distributed to cities, communities by the pallet, by24-can cases, and to individuals as single pop-top 12-oz Or 32-oz cans.

Does Blue Can Emergency Water meet the FDA standard for purified drinking water?

Blue Can offers a 50-year shelf-life guarantee for its water products based on state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that meet or exceed standard FDA regulations and bottled water industry standards. FDA has established specific regulations for bottled water in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) that you can read here.

Read our FDA lab analysis here:

Logos from customers of Blue Can Emergency Water include the American Red Cross, city of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose.

Government Uses

James R Whelan Enterprises, LLC delivers bulk pallets of pure, safe drinking water for hydration, cooking, and hygiene to:

Federal, state and municipal government agencies and their disaster response teams

  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Fire departments and emergency medical services
  • Search and rescue units, K-9 units
  • Disaster victims and communities
Logos of customers that keep Blue Can drinking water on hand for emergency survival including hospitals, cities, NBC, airports, U.S. Naval bases and NASA.

Product Specifications for Ordering and Shipping Blue Can Water

  • Sold only by the pallet.
  • Standard Pallet: 100 Cases/2400 individual cans (24 12-oz cans/case)
  • Gallons per Pallet: 225 gallons (851.7 liters)
  • Pallet Dimensions: 48"L x 40"W x 69"H
  • Pallet Configuration: 9 cases per tier x 11 tiers + 1 case in middle chute
  • Pallet Weight: 2040 lbs. (925.18 Kg)
  • Storage Temperature: 33 degrees F to 150 degrees F (1C to 60C)
  • Water: Purified and commercially sterile drinking water - Reverse Osmosis and Ozonation/UV Light
  • 50-year shelf life

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