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Old 04-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Water quality in Tombstone, AZ

I have a workamper job offer in Tombstone. Much of Arizona has awful tasting water which I do not want to encounter again.

Anyone tell how the drinking water is in Tombstone?

Also, Tombstone RV and Horse Park is the one the offer is from. They have new owners and seem to be working on improving the place.
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I have a workamper job offer in Tombstone. Much of Arizona has awful tasting water which I do not want to encounter again.

Anyone tell how the drinking water is in Tombstone?

Also, Tombstone RV and Horse Park is the one the offer is from. They have new owners and seem to be working on improving the place.
You'll probably want to arrange for bottled water. Ground water in Arizona is extremely hard in general but Tombstone water makes the rest of water in southern Arizona taste like nectar
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My well water is sweet...oh wait, you're not staying here
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We stayed nearby in Benson. The water is not the best but we use a filter and it was great.
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Never, ever, drink the water in any campground.

I've seen every variation: Smelly, ice tea colored, milky looking, etc. It's just not worth the risk. The risk is compounded pouring the suspect campground water into the bacteria breeding ground called your fresh water holding tank where it can ferment a while.

City water campgrounds are less risky than those with untreated (no chlorine) well water, but still not worth the risk.
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You might like to also read a story about water issues in Tombstone.
Spotted owl could be game-changer in Tombstone water war - CNN.com
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Never, ever, drink the water in any campground.

A ridiculous statement! We've full-timed for 16+ years and always drink water from our holding tank using campground water, as do millions of others.
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we have no plans for az
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I have a whole house (rv) filter that is one micron
all water coming in goes through it.
then the drinking water is processed through the reverse osmosis system.

we find hard water all over the place, some is bad and some is horribly bad

when we get back to home base, where we have very good and soft water, i flush the water heater and all the lines plus descale the fixtures as best i can
we have been looking at a small water softener setup to help as well.

drinking water, is an area where we take very few chances so it gets processed through the r/o system
the effluent from the r/o system we collect to water our traveling plants or plants at the campground
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In dealing with Tombstone one must remember several things. First off is that to my knowledge it is the only town in America that makes it's living off a series of murders. Next, it is the gateway to Bisbee which proclaims it's self to be "Just like Mayberry...but on acid". As to the water. We live in Cochise County in the winter...Arizona has made an effort at potable water improvements. However, Tombstone just barely makes the cut off point for water quality....Many folks in Arizona refuse to even consider the legitimacy of governmental regulation and as a result the local political scene is not very workable for resolving municipal issues. Last of all, Tombstone is-has a very, very affirmative gun culture and as a result the conversation in town tends to be somewhat on the wild side of the cultural and political divide.....including new business owners....good luck with it.
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Although we have only spent a week near Tombstone, we've spent a LOT of time in Arizona. That's what convinced me to add a water softener to my rig in addition to the sediment and taste filters.

Still, we only use bottled water for drinking... except for coffee.

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Next, it is the gateway to Bisbee which proclaims it's self to be "Just like Mayberry...but on acid".
We absolutely LOVE Bisbee. It's like Arizona's Key West. Halloween in Bisbee is an experience not to be missed.

We're actually going to be at the Queen Mine RV park in Bisbee for Mother's Day weekend
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