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NYC does not treat it's water. Read up on it and it will impress and surprise you.


No but it is frequently tested for 126 priority pollutants and scores of others continuously. Include E.Coli, Viruses, BOD and other biological testing. Unless the EPA has upped the test count.


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NYC does not treat it's water. Read up on it and it will impress and surprise you.


No but it is frequently tested for 126 priority pollutants and scores of others continuously. Include E.Coli, Viruses, BOD and other biological testing. Unless the EPA has upped the test count.


Point is that if NYC is safe to draw from a lake, without any filtration, my home is safe as well. I am taking precautions to ensure that I don't have to worry about my water.

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Swimmer spe - I’d consider UV disinfecting and adding fluoride “treating” the water before it shows up in your tap…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_water_supply_system

With that said, we’ve kind of taken this thread way off topic. To get back to OP, I always use an in-line filter for any water going into my 5er tank. Additionally, when we used to have a private well, I used to add a small amount of chlorine to my tank from home if it would be sitting more than a few weeks.


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I agree there are differences between a lake as a source, and ground water. Not my point. I have had several wells and they all have had issues overtime with various contaminants. Some started sucking sand which is really a pain unless you have a sediment filter to catch it. I have been to state parks where the water line breaks and “stuff” enters the system. When a city water main breaks one usually receives a boil water message. How many sedimentary contaminants entered the system? My main point is regardless of water source a filter is a good idea.


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Use a in line filter on the fill hose. I assume this lake water has been checked by the county health dept. It seems to be an unusual water source.
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Many people who live on lakes pull water from them for both irrigation and household use. To your point, having the water tested periodically is a good idea. The same holds true for the millions of households the get their drinking water from a well. One should always use a filter at CG’s regardless of the water source. Never know when a water line may break.


Well no, it is by no means the same as a well. For background, I wqent to Environmental Engineering school, was the Technical Director of a environmental laboratory. And we underwent frequent inspections by both the state DEP and the USEPA.

A well is not so easily contaminated, a lake on the other hand is open and who knows what is going into the water. Giardia and Cryptosporidium are frequently found in open water, lakes and rivers. Depending on the state DEP and laws you probably are required to have the local county come by and inspect the water source as well as test the water. And to get a permit. Frankly I'm just not familiar in detail to what inspections and what frequency those inspections would be because I've never seen an open lake used as a water source for a home. But on the other hand if the home owner is happy then who am I to complain?



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Point is that if NYC is safe to draw from a lake, without any filtration, my home is safe as well. I am taking precautions to ensure that I don't have to worry about my water.


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Is New York City water treated?
While NYC's water is unfiltered, it does get treated with chlorine to kill germs, fluoride to prevent cavities, orthophosphate to inhibit lead contamination from pipes, and sodium hydroxide to lessen acidity.Jul 29, 2011


So 'untreated' is an urban myth

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Swimmer spe - I’d consider UV disinfecting and adding fluoride “treating” the water before it shows up in your tap…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_water_supply_system

With that said, we’ve kind of taken this thread way off topic. To get back to OP, I always use an in-line filter for any water going into my 5er tank. Additionally, when we used to have a private well, I used to add a small amount of chlorine to my tank from home if it would be sitting more than a few weeks.


My home has a UV light.

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test your city water while you are at it. Mine has up to 500 toxins in it.

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mr_andyj wrote:

test your city water while you are at it. Mine has up to 500 toxins in it.


Wow, only 500!

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Mike134 wrote:

I remember my first trip to the boundary waters canoe area in Minnesota.
Us city kids were stunned when the outfitter told us to drink the lake water no filter needed.

I must say we had no issues.


Boundary Waters! Good times and even better fishing!

It's ok Mike, people are just softer than they used to be. Even alot of the old ones who used to be tough...


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Thanks for the entertainment swimmerspee.
To answer your question, do the math. How much water you use at the house, how much sediment. Scale that to how much you're putting in the camper, roughly Therein lies your answer.

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