Thanks for the feedback!
Regarding the structural capabilities of our water storage area–I hardly know how to start thinking about this. But our house is built on a concrete slab foundation. Do you think that will be all right? I can’t imagine 400 pounds cracking the slab.
That’s probably the best solution. Thanks for the great idea!
Thanks for pointing me towards Blue Can and Puravai. I hadn’t heard of them before. We’ll probably get at least a dozen of each–having a variety of containers will add flexibility. They’re smaller than I was looking for, though. I think what attracts me to the beverage cooler is that it holds a gallon but doesn’t cost quite as much as the half Water Bricks. But you get what you pay for! Thanks again.