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Old 01-27-2015, 08:48 PM   #155
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tempted to say, silly question, as we have drank water from our motorhome tanks on two different motorhomes over a 15 year period, and never never had any problem. But some differ obviously. So do what you feel is best but make your decision based on good information not some belief that only water from a bottle is drinkable. Gosh, get real.
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I have a question.....does anybody think that the City or County sanitizes the water lines that have been buried for 60plus years? I have seen ruptured water mains, CNN should do a documentary on those.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:02 PM   #157
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My rv water gets filtered before it goes into my tank. It then goes through my rv whole house filter. Then my rv fridge also has a filter. I drink exclusively rv water and it tastes fine. we've had a total of zero problems.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:16 PM   #158
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I have a question.....does anybody think that the City or County sanitizes the water lines that have been buried for 60plus years? I have seen ruptured water mains, CNN should do a documentary on those.
Actually YES!! Or at least our system does. We can always tell when they've worked near us by the chlorine smell of the water.
Been doing it since 1957 with no ill affects too! But then I drank directly from garden water hoses too!
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:39 AM   #159
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I have a question.....does anybody think that the City or County sanitizes the water lines that have been buried for 60plus years? I have seen ruptured water mains, CNN should do a documentary on those.
Ever read the Federal Clean Drinking Water Standards?
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Long before Federal Drinking Water Standards were adopted commercial and municipal utilities who maintain water systems were placing chlorine tabs in water systems when lines were opened or broken. They were typically put directly into the line at the point where it broke or was penetrated/separated for service. For those who are concerned about the sediment and corrosion in water lines, Where do you think the water comes from? Well water comes from ground deposits through sand and gravel strata, and that drawn from lakes, reservoirs, and rivers has been laying in contact with sand, gravel, and decaying vegetation for years. And where do the fish and birds excrete?

Getting a bit paranoid here???
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:52 PM   #161
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tempted to say, silly question, as we have drank water from our motorhome tanks on two different motorhomes over a 15 year period, and never never had any problem. But some differ obviously. So do what you feel is best but make your decision based on good information not some belief that only water from a bottle is drinkable. Gosh, get real.
I don't usually drink bottled water, at home I drink straight from the faucet. On our first camping trip we fill up the F/W tank and when we made coffee the first morning it tasted like crap, you could taste the plastic from the tank. I have not tried using the water when hooked up to city since my other half is more picky than I am and now refuses to use anything but bottled water since that first experience. I thought about adding a water filter but don't know if it will get rid of that nasty taste.
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Why didn't you just flush, sanitize and flush again? Any plastic will outgas or leach some of it's chemical content into the water. That included the plastic bottles water is shipped in. The secret is to flush it out and then keep flushing by using. New plastic is most susceptible so once your tank ages a bit the contamination rate drops off. New bottles every time. ;-(
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:54 AM   #163
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Our city water no longer comes from the ground. They pump water out of the river and replace that water with the water they pump out of the ground. This is the same river that people up stream tube in for hours and never have to get out and pee. Them again we only have so much water on earth so I am pretty sure none of it has not been run through a bladder at one time or another.
Plastic taste comes from the tank so would require a carbon filter after the tank to remove that taste.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:23 PM   #164
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I replace the faucet with a beer tap
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:32 PM   #165
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This is the same river that people up stream tube in for hours and never have to get out and pee. Them again we only have so much water on earth so I am pretty sure none of it has not been run through a bladder at one time or another.
This brings up an interesting fact the local water management guys told me.

Every drop of water goes completely through the cycle every 3,000 years. From lakes, seas and oceans, evaporated to clouds, to rain, into a river, back to a lake or sea, drank by a creature on this planet, evacuated onto the ground to become groundwater and end up in a river, to flow to a lake, to run to the lakes, seas and oceans. Wash, rinse, repeat.

So, by Biblical standards that's three times through the cycle. By geological standards, well, I'll let you do the math.

It's why we have an immune system, to deal with anything we might end up with. I also think that's why people seem to be getting sicker all the time, we're weakening our immune system by sterilizing ourselves from the world.
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Every drop of water goes completely through the cycle every 3,000 years.

So, by Biblical standards that's three times through the cycle.

It's why we have an immune system, to deal with anything we might end up with. I also think that's why people seem to be getting sicker all the time, we're weakening our immune system by sterilizing ourselves from the world.
So, by your logic, we also shouldn't get vaccinated against any diseases so that we can build up a "natural" disease immunity (or at least for those of us who survive)?

Count me out.

In this 3rd 3,000-year water cycle, a lot of stuff is getting into our ground water that wasn't around thousands of years ago. There wasn't much industrial electroplating or hydraulic fracking going on in Biblical Judea.

Typically, I don't drink bottled water because of the $$$, but I do fiiter the bejeezus out of the water that enters my RV.

Finally, as you get older your immune system weakens. So if you're going to "build up" your immune system through toxins, do it while you're young.
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We have had this MH 3 years this month. Never hooked up to city water. We fill the tank as needed. We don't have any onboard filters.

No medical problems caused by the water that we know of.

I have filled the tank from rural water wells a couple times and added a couple spoons of bleach just to be extra careful.
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When we boondock we have a couple of 5-gallon containers for emergencies, but we always drink from the tank. I've got particulate and charcoal filters for when we fill the tanks anywhere but at home. There we've got a well drawing from a wonderful PacNW aquifer. I've had no issues with water in RVs or boats since 1973.
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