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Old 04-22-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Potable vs Non Potable water

I know I can use potable water for drinking. What can I use Non potable water for? At some dump stations I see signs that tell you Non potable, we stopped at the Cabelas in Hamburg PA this past weekend, and at their free dump station they have non potable. Can non potable be used for showering? I've been giving mixed views. thanks
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We only use the non potable water found at dump stations to rinse out the black tank & the stinky slinky. I would not put it in the fresh tank.
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Any water hose used at a dump station must be labeled non-potable because of the high probability the hose is contaminated with fecal E. Coli. You DO NOT want to use these hoses to fill your fresh water tank, even if you only plan to flush toilets and use it for showers. You will potentially contaminate your entire fresh water system with dangerous bacteria.

Just wait until you hit a campground to fill your tank, unless you like other people's poop in your shower water.
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Thanks for the quick replies, I'll wait until I can refill with potable water
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Around here there is often a potable tap about 50 ft forward of the dump station so one can pull up and fill up after dumping. ;-)
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We only use the non potable water found at dump stations to rinse out the black tank & the stinky slinky. I would not put it in the fresh tank.
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Just wait until you hit a campground to fill your tank, unless you like other people's poop in your shower water.
Drinking water too!
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