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Old 12-31-2014, 05:19 PM   #113
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We drain our water tank regularly, and I hit it with a bleach wash at least 1x year. I use a carbon filter on the fill hose as well. The ice maker in the fridge produces clean ice with no taste. I also have an additional carbon filter at water tap in the kitchen sink. In reality, the only drinking done from our system is our two dogs, and they never seem to have a problem (what would you expect from a couple of toilet lappers!). As for me, I don't drink the water - from any source. It interferes with my Macallan 25.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:31 PM   #114
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We keep our fish in the water from our tank. I don't see any problems with that.


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Old 12-31-2014, 08:29 PM   #115
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And to think I laughed when I heard someone was trying to sell water in plastic pop bottles.

I give local water to the dog first when I stop for the day. Only once has she refused to drink local water. I waited till the next CG before I filled the water tank.

I use on board water for everything.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:25 PM   #116
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I wouldn't be worried using the water from our MH holding tank as it is always fresh and filtered twice, but as a rule bottled water to drink and for the coffee maker.We always use bottled water at home for drinking. You never know what is coming thru those pipes..
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:18 PM   #117
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how is your city water kept separate from your tank water
do you have two separate sets of plumbing in your rv
My Fleetwood Revolution has a Tank Fill valve. Hose connected to bib in tank fill door as also gravity fill opening. Tank valve is fill tank under pressure or system. Fresh Water pump works on a check valve. So with hose (shore) connected you either fill tank or pressurize system.
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The only reason we use bottle water is because my wife has had a liver transplant and do not need her catching anything from city water or tank water.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:01 PM   #119
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We use our tank for everything. Since we are not full timers, most times I dont have to fill the tank again untill we return home, so I try not to refill water from any other sources. At home we have a pvt well with a sediment filter then into water softener, and then into one more filter to be safe. One thing we have been thinking about though is adding a 12v on demand pump like on the big tanks to a small faucet on the sink and to the ice maker with a seperate 10gal tank to hold RO water since we have an RO for the kitchen sink and fridge ice and water in the sticks & bricks and could easily fill that tank. I always check the water at a camp site before using the water there on the city hookup so we dont run our fw tank empty but still always use filters on the city hookup.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:19 PM   #120
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The only reason we use bottle water is because my wife has had a liver transplant and do not need her catching anything from city water or tank water.
Prayers for your wife, but please don't overlook the fact that many makers of bottled water use tap.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:23 PM   #121
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Rarely have I drawn my tank water for drinking. That said, we had major damage in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the home was red tagged, meaning absolutely no entry, and the water supply was disrupted. Our generator supported minimal electricity to our family and our neighbors. We flushed toilets (our neighbor's) using buckets of pool water. And we drank water from our 60 gallon fresh water tank. Eventually Budweiser drove around and passed out pallets of purified drinking water in cans, without charge. I still have a few cans as a memory, and I still drink Budweiser products. Back to the topic at hand. We still live in earthquake country, so I cleans my fresh water tank twice a year, and I always keep it full.
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I clean the fresh water tank and lines yearly w/Clorine bleach and have a filtered system. I'm not afraid to drink from the fresh water system, but mostly drink bottled water when traveling.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #123
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I quick visit to the Dasani site says they use water from the local supply and pass it through an RO system. HMMMM . . . . that is what I do.

Only thing is they add a mineral blend including salt in 'miniscule' quantities. Only say the blend is a trade secret. I add none.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:12 PM   #124
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Bottled water is an example of marketing success and manipulation. Nobody thought of selling water in plastic bottles until soft drink sales started to flatten out. Besides creating a huge problem of plastic waste, handling, and disposal, check out this link to where some of the water is bottled: drought areas.

Bottled Water Comes From the Most Drought-Ridden Places in the Country | Mother Jones

The bottled water industry touts it's bottles are recyclable. I worked with a recycling facility for a number of years, they had trouble finding a market for the ground up plastic from 'recyclable' bottles. Yes, it can be recycled, but you have to find a facility willing to take the recycled waste stream and make it into new products.
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Bottled water is an example of marketing success and manipulation. Nobody thought of selling water in plastic bottles until soft drink sales started to flatten out. Besides creating a huge problem of plastic waste, handling, and disposal, check out this link to where some of the water is bottled: drought areas.

Bottled Water Comes From the Most Drought-Ridden Places in the Country | Mother Jones

The bottled water industry touts it's bottles are recyclable. I worked with a recycling facility for a number of years, they had trouble finding a market for the ground up plastic from 'recyclable' bottles. Yes, it can be recycled, but you have to find a facility willing to take the recycled waste stream and make it into new products.
All true, that's why I filter my water instead of buying bottled water (or drinking directly from the stream).
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:21 PM   #126
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How much bleach do you put in your holding tank? And do you leave it in the tank or just flush it out. I never put that much water in the tanks, about only run about a 1/4 tank. just enough to flush with. And now on my new bounder it has a ice maker I'm just wondering about the ice. we are not full timer just a weekend worriers. I try to get out once a month.
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