I’m in Tennessee. I filled mine using our bathtub faucet since it was winter outside and my hose was frozen. Tap water should be fine since it is treated too. Just make sure they are clean and don’t use too much bleach a little goes a long way.
Hey man good question. I think you might have missed this in the water article. I pasted it below. This is how I filled mine at home using tap water.
How to clean a water container:
Fill it with warm water and a little dish soap. Close cap. Shake. Drain and rinse. This gets the obvious debris out of the can.
Fill it with a quart (about 15 seconds of normal faucet flow) and a teaspoon of unscented household chlorine bleach. Close cap.
Wait 30 seconds. Shake well. Wait 30 seconds again.
Drain and rinse.
Air dry (or fill right away with clean water
I believe the review said that they were not meant to be stored on their side, maybe temporarily but not all the time. I did not fill mine above the valve and have had zero issues with the six cans that I have. For the price its a great water can for sure.
I would like to add that I am a big fan of DVR camera systems where you have the physical DVR in the house. Doing it this way does not rely on the internet exclusively. These systems can still send push notifications and snapshots to your phone. I’m very please with the 5MP Swann system that I got.
Do you need to clean out new containers? I just bought some of the Rhino cans that were recommended, are they okay to just fill up or is there prep work first to be done?