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Old 03-24-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Dump station/ water station newby question

We just purchased a motorhome and store it away from our house at a very nice storage yard. One of their perks is a fresh water and dump station. The water faucets are 15 feet from the dump pipe. My question is this. Would you use this water source to fill your water tank. Should I be concerned that it's contaminated by someone connecting a flushing black water garden hose to the spigot? And who knows where that hose has been. I have heard of the campers code for dump stations. But I also assumed that potable or no potable water sources at dump stations were clearly marked. And far away from potable water sources. I guess the same question can be asked at camp sites where the water spigot is close to the drain pipe. What do you do?
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:14 PM   #2
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RockyMtn: In my case.. most often I find that sewer and fresh water are close....I use a water filter. I buy them at Walmart... CAMCO Camco Water Filter, 2 Pack - Walmart.com
There are other types... but this is how I make sense from chaos when it comes to campground water.
If you are in doubt about the potable and not potable water...ASK someone that works there.
Never attempt to filter non potable water and place it in the RV storage tank...
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I'd be reluctant to fill my fresh water tank from a source that convenient to the dump. I never cease to be amazed at how many clueless and/or "don't give a damn" people are out there.

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Old 03-24-2015, 02:26 PM   #4
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I never fill my water tanks with a spigot that is anywhere near a dump station. There are too many bozos out there that will flush their black tanks with them. I'm not willing to take that chance.
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In a word, NO! I would never use the faucet near the dump station for filling my freshwater tank! They usually have signs up cautioning against that.

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We store our coach at a storage facility that also provides both potable and non-potable water. When I use the facility's potable water I use our own drinking water hose and disconnect the facility's hose. I also carry a small spray bottle of diluted bleach water that I make up before each trip. I spray the faucet at the facility and at the camp ground before attaching my hose to any faucets.



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We store our coach at a storage facility that also provides both potable and non-potable water. When I use the facility's potable water I use our own drinking water hose and disconnect the facility's hose. I also carry a small spray bottle of diluted bleach water that I make up before each trip. I spray the faucet at the facility and at the camp ground before attaching my hose to any faucets.



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Good idea Mike! I need to start doing that!
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No matter what faucet, I always disinfect it before connecting my hose. I use isopropyl alcohol in a stray bottle to decon..
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those filters will not remove bacteria from the water!!!
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We have a decent carbon filter in the water bay. We use a big berkey filter inside to filter our drinking water. You can pour pond or ditch water in the berkey and it will make it consumable. The berkey filters are used in third world countries by the peace corp's . There are several videos on Youtube if you want to check out how the work. Also the elements last at least 5 years.
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Tooltrdr... the filters do remove bacteria from the water... you will find the filter capability in the documentation ONLINE for each filter you might consider. What you might best state is a filter cannot remove a virus from water and some might not remove certain heavy metals and organic chemicals. There are lots of filter choices out there and some do a really good job at preventing contamination of your water.
I filter my city water....it has certain maladies I prevent from entering the coach and also I have similar filtration at the sink and frig of my brick and mortar.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:15 AM   #13
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Usually the water at the dump station is the same as any other water in the park. The problem is how the water hose is treated by those that use it. I won't connect there because of the unknowns. Now think about this; the water at your site is often very near the sewer so what is the difference?

Treat any public faucet as though it is contaminated. Disinfectant is a good idea. Run some water out of the faucet before connecting, and then flush your hose as well. If you use a filter, flush it as well and then connect to the RV.
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I like Bubba1's approach. Any bacteria is going to be right on the spigot. Also run the water for a few seconds prior to connecting your hose.
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