--NOW AVAILABLE--NEW 200ml Size. Case of 32 and have 5 Year shelf life. USCG approved.
Aqua Blox Purified Emergency Drinking Water Boxes w/Straws CASE of 32-6.75 oz. water boxes.
Considering the broad nature, scope, and length of emergencies that could contaminate public drinking water supplies, a "pro-active" emergency water response plan is essential because the availability of potable drinking water is vital for the survival, safety, and welfare of each and everyone of us during emergency situations.
Aqua Blox® Emergency Drinking Water Boxes w/Straws 135 Cases/Full Pallet - Delivered
AquaBlox drinking water boxes have been designed with the user in mind. The convenient box are easy to handle and stand upright on any flat surface, unlike conventional drinking water pouches. Aqua Blox water containers contain 6.75 fl. oz of water, which is nearly half again more the amount found in water pouches. Also included is a straw which allows for easy drinking, not only for adults, but also for children and the elderly.
Why Not Bottled Water?
Because of bottled water's inherited properties of processing, packaging, methods of storage, and the risk of water born bacteria development, the Center for Disease Control and the Red Cross recommend changing stored bottled or jug emergency water every 6 months.
"Aqua Blox are the state-of-the-art product for storing water."
Aqua Blox® Purified and commercially sterile drinking water packaged in individual units with straws
Case Pack 32 individual units packed in shrink-wrapped cardboard case. Straw included with each unit.
Unit Contents 6.75 Oz. (200 ml) drinking water
Case Contains 32 - 6.75 Oz. units (200 ml) each
Temperature Range -22ºF to +150ºF (-30ºC to +60ºC)
Packaging Water and packaging comply with standards for purified drinking water, with a 5 year shelf-life. Units are made of corrosion -resistant material and are hermetically sealed.
U.S. Coast Guard Approval Aqua Blox are U.S. Coast Guard approved.
What are Aqua Blox?
Purified, commercially sterile drinking water boxes, aseptically packaged, excellent taste, economical.
Water and packaging both comply with and surpass Federal standards for purified drinking water.
Water is easily dispensed through attached, individually wrapped straw.
When frozen, may be used as a first-aid cold pack for bruises, sprains, and other injuries. Longer lasting and significantly less expensive than freezable chemical cold packs.
AQUA BLOX® drinking water units are U.S. Coast Guard Approved.
RECOMMENDED FOR USE BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION WHEN WATER IS IN LIMITED SUPPLY.
Storing water isn't easy!
Aqua Blox® is a purified water product packaged in aseptic (drink box) containers. "Purified" water means that the water contains less than 10 parts per million of total dissolved solids, i.e., minerals.
The water used in Aqua Blox® is also commercially sterile, which means there is no microbial growth in it. This is achieved with our unique aseptic package which has seven layers of specially laminated material. Conversely bottled water always has some bacteria present. Bacteria multiply continually and after several months the bacterial count in bottled water escalates to the point of rendering the water unfit for human consumption.
How does Aqua Blox® avoid contamination?
The special layers in the Aqua Blox® package called "laminates" prevent any source of contamination from penetrating. This includes light, oxygen, debris, and so forth.
How can Aqua Blox® water last 5 years?
There are four factors which must be present to allow any water product to have a 5 year shelf life.
The water must be sterile. This is accomplished through Ultra High Temperature pasteurization (UHT).
The interior of the water container must be sterile. The entire interior surface of the Aqua Blox® packaging is sterilized during the filling process.
The container must be airtight. The Aqua Blox® package is airtight. This is accomplished by using multi-layer laminates in the packaging which create a barrier impermeable to outside elements and contaminates. Since plastic breathes, bottled water cannot be made to last more than a few months.
The container must be resistant to light. The laminated layers in the AquaBlox® aseptic container are designed to prevent light from entering. Light is a catalyst for microbial growth and therefore must be eliminated to give water an extensive shelf life.
Aqua Blox® is the first and only aseptically packaged water in North America. Europeans have been using aseptically packaged water since 1973. The drink box (aseptic package) was invented in Europe to prolong the shelf life of many beverages, including water.
It is important not to confuse other aseptically packaged beverages with Aqua Blox® aseptically packaged water. Juices and other beverages do not last 5 years because they have other components (substrates) in them which naturally break down over time. Purified water has no substrates; its only component is the water molecule.
Finally, the packaging material used for water differs considerably from the material used for other beverages. With Aqua Blox®, there is a special poly laminate layer along the interior surface of the box. This layer is referred to as the "water paper liner", which prevents water molecules from touching the aluminum foil layer and rendering an unsavory metallic taste. The manufacturers of Aqua Blox® believe it is important that the water taste pleasant, in addition to having an extensive shelf life.
What proof do I have that Aqua Blox® will last 5 years?
Aqua Blox® are U.S. Coast Guard Approved. This means they have been approved by the United States government for military use. To gain Coast Guard Approval, multiple samples of product must undergo a rigorous battery of tests, which can take up to eighteen months to complete. A Coast Guard approved laboratory performs the tests and determines that the water will last five years. Additionally, every time Aqua Blox® is manufactured, samples are sent to a government approved lab. The product must pass all tests before it can be released.
The "pouch-type" water package has only 3 layers of a material called Mylar, a form of metal. The water in the pouch touches the Mylar layer. Water next to metal is highly reactive and therefore trace components from the Mylar can leach into the water giving the pouch water an unusual taste. There is no Mylar in Aqua Blox®. Additionally, Aqua Blox® has a total of 7 layers, one of which protects the water's taste. Research has found that children are especially opposed to drinking water with an unusual taste.
In an emergency situation, dehydration is a serious risk and it is therefore critical that the water be pleasant enough for everyone to consume.
A person can survive for long periods (weeks) without food, but only a few days without water.