Water will be the Topic of the month. Water is the key to survival before, during and after SHTF. Some have said that next war will be over water. When we talk of water here on the monkey, we seem to imagine it in a bug out, desperate type scenario. Lately, I have been seeing headlines of contaminated drinking water supplies, think Flint Michigan. the Environmental Protection Agency reveals that only nine U.S. states are reporting safe levels of lead in their water supply. These include Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee. America's water worries are bigger than Flint The government has pledged 80 billion to start fixing the infrastructure conveying water (let’s hope it is not another shovel ready joke). Some think that water is a human right. I do not know about that but I do know it is a necessity. This TOTM is not about politics, it is about a most important resource. Water is a huge topic. It covers so many areas. I want people to pose their questions, their concerns. Here are some issues/questions that come to my mind at the moment: Non-potable water is water that is not of drinking water quality. Uses of & changing it to potable. -Bathing in contaminated water -What happens when you do not have drinkable tap water- try it for a week. -How do I successfully install a hand pump to my well head- arg!!! -Making devices to obtain water from well -Illnesses from bad water. -Purification-chemical, filters, boiling, MIOX & testing. -Storage-treatment & testing. -Planning-first, second and third options for water. -Wise use of a valuable resource-rain barrels, sump pump basin for flushing waste water, bath water for flushing waste water, shower water for waste water. How sure are you of your water?