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Old 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #71
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I drink the water from the tank. Keep the system maintained, know the source of the water one puts in the tank. For me, not a problem.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #72
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I drink bottled water. I bottle it at home or from my MH holding tank.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #73
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Water from municipal treatment plants and all public sources are required to meet or exceed EPA drinking water standards, yes we keep our onboard water system sanitized and drink water from the system. Bottled water however, does NOT have to meet the same water quality standards established by the EPA safe drinking water standards.
Drink bottled water at your own risk, the EPA does not have the same standards regulating its purity.
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I don't understand why if 1 keeps their water tanks properly maintained, they would not drink from it(especially those with 1 or more water filters in their system). Plastic water tank or plastic store bought bottled water..what is the difference?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:05 PM   #75
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I don't understand why if 1 keeps their water tanks properly maintained, they would not drink from it(especially those with 1 or more water filters in their system). Plastic water tank or plastic store bought bottled water..what is the difference?

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #76
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if i can't use my mh for all facets i might as well save the money and buy a tent. sanitize mine, have a good filter on it, never give it a second thought. Use the H20 in tank for everything. never had a problem.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #77
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We drink all the water in the rig. Use a high quality whole house filter and another biological filter for the drinking water. The water in the FW tank is never more than a couple of days old and even as full-timers I sterilize the water system at least annually. I occasionally test the water to verify if the filters are really working.
The whole house filter removes the chlorine as well as other stuff and I'm going to check on changing the filter type to one that will not remove the chlorine but still do a good job with the rest of contaminants.
My whole house filter is there to remove particles but leave the chlorine. Our drinking water filter is a biologic filter also as is the separate one for the ice maker.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #78
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We use our rig all the time, water never sits in the tank if we are not using it. I sanitize the tank once a year anyway. Both of us drink the water from it, no reason not to. I am not sure why folks just don't sanitize it and drink away. If you think about it the stuff from the spigot is probably from a tank, and at some point was rain water that flowed through who knows what before it came out of the tap. This reminds me of drinking from the water hose when I was a kid, no harm done.
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It sounds like one common theme herd here, drink water regardless if it is bottled or from the tank.

I'll guarantee it is better for you than soda pop, and if you really want to get dehydrated, only drink beer or other alcoholic beverages.

Water will get you wet.... I love the long thread about nothing more than water. It is amazing how it can get some folks pissed off.... Lol
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My whole house filter is there to remove particles but leave the chlorine. Our drinking water filter is a biologic filter also as is the separate one for the ice maker.
I was looking at a "Whole House" filter assembly at Home Depot last night. I'm thinking of puting one of those right in the water bay connected directly to the fill port on the panel. Then no matter where I fill, I just connect the fill hose to the filter................and no worries. Then put a carbon filter right under the sink for drinking water. I told the wife I'm liking this idea better than constantly lugging cases of bottled water in the coach.
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I don't understand why if 1 keeps their water tanks properly maintained, they would not drink from it(especially those with 1 or more water filters in their system). Plastic water tank or plastic store bought bottled water..what is the difference?
I think many of us who replied that we don't drink water from the MH holding tank... also don't drink the tap water from our stick houses. With me, it's not that I have concern about the safety of a well maintained holding tank... it's just that I prefer to drink bottled water wherever I am.

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Same here Rick. I am with you there.

I have installed a bottled water dispenser at my stick house, because of all the impurities in tap water that the water safety Board still allows. The mold in the water lines, the mercury levels, the chlorine, and many other issues with tap water that are proven fact.

I am able to get 5 gallon bottles of water for only $.39 a gallon at Whole Foods. That means that I know I have pure water. That means that I only pay $1.95 for 5 gallons, which is far cheaper than paying high prices for the small bottles at the store.

Some people don't care what they drink or eat, and think that healthy food and filtered water is too expensive. I understand that, but we each have a choice about our own healthy, or unhealthy, habits.

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Besides, if I keep this thread riled up, we may even get to 7 pages... Don't call me a "thread killer". LOL
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Water from municipal treatment plants and all public sources are required to meet or exceed EPA drinking water standards, yes we keep our onboard water system sanitized and drink water from the system. Bottled water however, does NOT have to meet the same water quality standards established by the EPA safe drinking water standards.
Drink bottled water at your own risk, the EPA does not have the same standards regulating its purity.


Bottled water, because it is defined as a “food” under federal regulations, is under the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—under much stricter standards—regulates tap water.

Depending upon the brand, bottled water may actually be less clean and safe than tap water. The EPA mandates that local water treatment plants provide city residents with a detailed account of tap water’s source and the results of any testing, including contaminant level violations. The FDA also relies on state and local authorities to assist in testing bottled water. As a result, in some areas, bottled water companies are under no such directives.
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