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Old 01-22-2020, 05:53 AM   #1
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Drinking water filters

Americans exposed to toxic chemicals in drinking water 'dramatically underestimated': report

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That article is junk scare science and a Fox filler piece. 44 samples in 31 states is far from representative and unacceptable statistics in a country as large as the US, with a 330 million population.

Regardless of that article, I have a two stage water filtration system for our RV since we have on occasion traveled to areas where the water quality is known to be iffy at best
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Ever hear of Flint?

There are many issues out there all over the country regarding water contamination

It is a big deal

You are not up to speed on water issues

I take it you are a CNN follower?
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:05 AM   #4
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Having worked in water treatment for 40 years I can assure anyone that there are many more water quality problems than ever get attention

Nitrate levels, fuel leaks and improper chemical dumps have created many issues

Arsenic has been in some areas for years naturally, while Chromium is specific to disposal sites

RO and various water filters are required in many areas while some places can still use dilution for a solution

If you're immune system is compromised watch your water source

I know many of you will and are still drinking from the hose that you picked up off the ground where Cousin Eddie dumped his sewage
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Having worked in water treatment for 40 years I can assure anyone that there are many more water quality problems than ever get attention

Nitrate levels, fuel leaks and improper chemical dumps have created many issues

Arsenic has been in some areas for years naturally, while Chromium is specific to disposal sites

RO and various water filters are required in many areas while some places can still use dilution for a solution

If you're immune system is compromised watch your water source

I know many of you will and are still drinking from the hose that you picked up off the ground where Cousin Eddie dumped his sewage
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We use one of these: https://www.propurusa.com/-Propur-Fr...her_p_184.html

Will be installing their under counter system next month.

Also use this when traveling without the MH. https://aquaovo.com/products/alter-e...=7186036490275

I drink a lot of water. Prefer not to have the fluoride and other stuff in my system if I can help it.
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We use a RO (reverse osmosis) system at the house, and will bring/buy water on a trip. I chose not to drink water from my holding tank or park water even if run through a carbon filter as they only filter out so much. There are a lot of pesticides and chemicals in ground water these days.
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Speaking for our rig, we bring gallon jugs of bottled water for cooking and drinking. We use the hose attached filter and have a whole house filter on the rig but never drink the water out of the tank or from a city source.
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We use the Camco in-line blue filter at the spigot, and a high-quality 1/2 micron carbon-block filter under the sink with separate faucet that we use for all consumable water!
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We use the Camco in-line blue filter at the spigot, and a high-quality 1/2 micron carbon-block filter under the sink with separate faucet that we use for all consumable water!
Ditto what they do.
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Ever hear of Flint?

There are many issues out there all over the country regarding water contamination

It is a big deal

You are not up to speed on water issues

I take it you are a CNN follower?

Fox, CNN... Uh... both have covered Flint's water problem. I'll leave it to viewers to decide if the coverage was accurate.
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We use a Rain Fresh RO system that has worked well and am considering getting another one to replace the costly to maintain Kinetico unt at home.
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We use the Camco in-line blue filter at the spigot, and a high-quality 1/2 micron carbon-block filter under the sink with separate faucet that we use for all consumable water!
I had been using the blue Camco in-line filters until I hooked one up to a spigot at a park on my way home from AZ. I had been using this filter for a couple of weeks in AZ. I turned on the spigot at this other park kinda fast with just the filter attached.
You would not believe the brown crap that came out the end of that filter for the first couple of seconds. They must have some kind of bypass, and when the flow is high, allows whatever the filter has trapped goes right on thru !!
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I had been using the blue Camco in-line filters until I hooked one up to a spigot at a park on my way home from AZ. I had been using this filter for a couple of weeks in AZ. I turned on the spigot at this other park kinda fast with just the filter attached.
You would not believe the brown crap that came out the end of that filter for the first couple of seconds. They must have some kind of bypass, and when the flow is high, allows whatever the filter has trapped goes right on thru !!
Lots of possibilities on this type of thing, from the filter element inside the canister tearing from the water being turned on suddenly to the brown water being caused by rust in the lines which was not captured by the filter. Not all filters can capture rust in the water. Those Camco in-line filters are not the highest quality units out there, and they are not going to filter the finer particles.

In spite of the problems that hit the news from time to time, the drinking water in our country is by and large safe to drink. For every problem or contamination documented in the news, there are millions of people drinking perfectly safe water from their taps.

In fact, much of the bottled drinking water is simply tap water which has been filtered for better taste.
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