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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.


Micheal ... as OP, above is your opening issue.

Here's an article that tells how to deal with it:
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinkin......../travel/backcountry_water_treatment.html

Boiling, filtration, and disinfection are the methods.


he asked, he received, but he didn't receive what he wanted to hear.
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He really just wanted to see how many pages he could get a topic to last.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

pnichols wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

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.


Micheal ... as OP, above is your opening issue.

Here's an article that tells how to deal with it:
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinkin......../travel/backcountry_water_treatment.html

Boiling, filtration, and disinfection are the methods.


he asked, he received, but he didn't receive what he wanted to hear.
bumpy


I didn't expect to hear the fear.

I have received some great advice that I will do.

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pauldub wrote:

He really just wanted to see how many pages he could get a topic to last.


The fact that most of this is fear of potable water is not me doing it.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

pauldub wrote:

He really just wanted to see how many pages he could get a topic to last.


The fact that most of this is fear of potable water is not me doing it.


Micheal ... just as a matter of full discloser ... we don't drink from the water in our RV's fresh water tank no matter how it's been "treated". We carry along separate water for drinking.

Our rig sits a lot between trips and I don't trust what may grow in the fresh water tank after the chlorine that I put in the fresh water tank has dissipated. Our RV's kitchen sink has an inline filter that hopefully makes the sink's water a little safer to use for cooking ... in addition to what chlorine may be still active in the main fresh water tank before the water reaches this filter.


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Our rig sits a lot between trips and I don't trust what may grow in the fresh water tank after the chlorine that I put in the fresh water tank has dissipated.

Drain it between trips

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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.


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.


Theres no such thing as Santa Claus or ‘safe’ lake water, else you might be another winner of the Darwin Award:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/giardia/index.html

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I camped for a few years at Lake of the Woods Canada and they got their water from the lake. Everyone drank it. I noticed my water flow into the MH was getting slow so I removed the filter and found it was full of jelly like substance. Kind of looked like many small jelly fish some darker than others. This was at a FHU camp ground but don't know if they filtered it first before the hookup at the campsite.

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Gjac wrote:

I camped for a few years at Lake of the Woods Canada and they got their water from the lake. Everyone drank it. I noticed my water flow into the MH was getting slow so I removed the filter and found it was full of jelly like substance. Kind of looked like many small jelly fish some darker than others. This was at a FHU camp ground but don't know if they filtered it first before the hookup at the campsite.
Did it look anything like this? This was on our city water inlet after an early season camping trip. It's a result of the CG failing to flush their water piping system out after sitting stagnant all winter. Chlorine levels dissipate over time to the point that organisms present can flourish and multiply. I spoke to the head of the local gov't water district and was told it was a harmless biomass. May not be harmful but it sure doesn't look appealing and isn't something I really want to ingest. I installed a fancy filter setup shortly after that...

Do they treat the water with chlorine or with any other method? If not, organisms could grow. Filters may have little effect, depending on micron rating and if they maintain them. It takes only one bacterial cell to multiply too. Warmer temps and water sitting for long periods make it an opportunity for "stuff" to grow in the water as well.

I will not use water from any unfamiliar source while away camping without using filtration. RV-ing is unique in that you can't test the water everywhere you go and typically you won't know how water is treated. Water from a municipal system is no guarantee the water is good.


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Posted: 06/11/19 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gjac wrote:

I camped for a few years at Lake of the Woods Canada and they got their water from the lake. Everyone drank it. I noticed my water flow into the MH was getting slow so I removed the filter and found it was full of jelly like substance. Kind of looked like many small jelly fish some darker than others. This was at a FHU camp ground but don't know if they filtered it first before the hookup at the campsite.


There are freshwater jellyfish.

https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1068
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craspedacusta_sowerbii

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