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Posted: 06/03/19 10:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It isn’t safe to drink. It almost certainly has giardia and cryptosporidium in it as well as amoeba that can kill you if it enters your sinuses. This is a fundamentally bad idea in every way possible.


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Remember that fish and animals are living in and near the water. I do not drink surface water except artesian springs at the source, and then only if I know the spring water gets tested once in a while.


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If you can’t bring in fresh water... What do you plan to do with the waste water?

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swimmer_spe wrote:

I plan to fill my fresh water tank with lake water.

How can I do this to ensure safe drinking water.

I would go to your local public health unit, obtain a water testing kit (in most cases they are free), get a sample of the lake water and submit it for testing.
This will tell you if it is really safe for drinking.

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I would use an on demand system. I am sure there are many whole house filter systems that would work just fine. I think the main problem would be storing water in the on board tank. This would be a prefect breeding ground to make innocuous things into problems.

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P.S there is no safe open water to drink.

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pfidahospud wrote:

If you can’t bring in fresh water... What do you plan to do with the waste water?


I think I know where it ends up.


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You are nuts. Period! Good luck risking your health for a little bit of convenience.

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Here we go. Where did I put that pop corn?





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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.


Sand and silt are easy...any cheap filter system will handle them.

If it has bacteria and viruses(pretty much a guaranteed yes), it's not safe.

Just because you closed your eyes, ran a red light and didn't get into an accident...doesn't mean it's safe to run red lights.


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