As you know I store supplies everywhere I can, and that includes my closet. I am not new to water storage mishaps, see Clutter is Costly http://wp.me/p1dmhM-23
It seems having a gallon of water nearly fall on your head does not make you immune to the next misadventure. I just found out those gallon water jugs are not very sturdy and can spring a leak at any time, even when left alone. Lucky for me I had a plastic grocery bag wrapped around the container. There was about a cupof water in the bag so my closet was mostly spared. I still have to check to make sure the carpet is dried up so mold doesn’t grow. Ackkk!!
I would not want to find out my water storage has leaked all over just when an emergency happens. Lesson learned: Gallon water jugs can fail. I will have to check them more frequently. I think I will start collecting soda liter bottles; I have read they are more sturdy.