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swimmer_spe

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Soon, my current TT will be up on blocks at a seasonal site. There is no water system at the park. Because of this, I plan to fill my fresh water tank with lake water.

How can I do this to ensure safe drinking water.

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read up on water purification.

be certain you know what you're doing or be sure you have cell service to call for an ambulance.


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When we're boondocking by our favorite stream fed pond in the Adirondacks, we use a "LifeStraw Mission" to filter the pond water for our drinking water. All the other pond water we use for showers, etc., runs through a dual whole house sediment and carbon block filter before entering the motorhome water system.


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OP here. The water is safe to drink. I just want to make sure it doesn't have anything in it that could cause issues, such as sand, debris and of course the bacteria and viruses.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here. The water is safe to drink. I just want to make sure it doesn't have anything in it that could cause issues, such as sand, debris and of course the bacteria and viruses.


What does that mean?

Who told you that the water is safe. Do you trust that source with your life?

I'd go with a coarse filter, fine filter, RO membrane and then UV. Might want a high pressure booster pump for the RO if the water is high in TDS.


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I'd buy bottled water to drink, make coffee and maybe cook with. We don't usually buy our water, but in this case that's what I would do.

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GordonThree wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here. The water is safe to drink. I just want to make sure it doesn't have anything in it that could cause issues, such as sand, debris and of course the bacteria and viruses.


What does that mean?

Who told you that the water is safe. Do you trust that source with your life?

I'd go with a coarse filter, fine filter, RO membrane and then UV. Might want a high pressure booster pump for the RO if the water is high in TDS.


Yes I trust the source with my life. I have drank it many times with no issues. The issue I am concerned with is it sitting in a tank and pipes for a period of time.

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I'd buy bottled water to drink, make coffee and maybe cook with. We don't usually buy our water, but in this case that's what I would do.


If that is what is needed, I will just bring tap water from home.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here. The water is safe to drink. I just want to make sure it doesn't have anything in it that could cause issues, such as sand, debris and of course the bacteria and viruses.

pardon me but if it was safe to drink you wouldn’t be worried about sand, debris, bacteria and viruses. good luck.

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rk911 wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here. The water is safe to drink. I just want to make sure it doesn't have anything in it that could cause issues, such as sand, debris and of course the bacteria and viruses.

pardon me but if it was safe to drink you wouldn’t be worried about sand, debris, bacteria and viruses. good luck.


It is coming from a lake, so sand and debris can be sucked up, even if the intake is floating midway in the water column. If water sits, it could have something in it that could grow from a benign level to a dangerous level. Even your safest water has some things still in it, but at levels that are harmless. Since the water could be sitting for weeks or months at a time, I want to make sure it stays safe to drink when I turn on the taps.

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