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Old 01-04-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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Sanitizing freshwater tank.

I was wondering although they tell you to keep sanitizer in fresh water tank for 12 hours, would it hurt to let it sit for a month? We don't have access to a water tap at storage facility and would be difficult to perform process sooner. Thanks

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My guess is that as long as you mix up a weak batch, you should be OK. Too much bleach may permeate the plastic and give you a chlorine taste for awhile.
When storing emergency drinking water, you can add a couple of drops of bleach to a gallon before you store it.

The fix for left over chlorine taste is a baking soda rinse. I am interested in what others think about this.


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You must be someplace were the water will not freeze. Anyway I think you will be ok. I kept sanitized water in my trailer for 3 weeks w/o any issue. Now...I do not drink the water that is in the tank. I simply bring gallon jugs of filtered water to drink.
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Thank you for your input, we don't drink the tank water but after flushing the lines with antifreeze our water always has a terrible odor as well we probably aren't as vigilant in draining our tanks completely between usage. Happy trails!
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