Disposal of Black Waste

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  1. Gloombusters

    Gloombusters Funster

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    We are parked in a busy Aire in Spain near to the MH service bay. It amazes us that we have seen at least twenty people place the water tap right inside the spout of their toilet cassettes closely followed by other people filling up their drinking water bottles from the same tap! Surely us Motorhomers are aware of this very 'dodgy' practice. Cross infection and all that. I hope it doesn't appear that we're being over fussy, but it makes our stomachs turn thinking what's on the endof that tap!
     
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    I never drink from my motorhome water tank unless I've filled up from home or a reliable source
     
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    seen it often.. also in the UK.. so I always spray site water taps with bleach before using
     
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    Carry a spare hose and disinfect taps and the like before filing up I always run the tap for a while as well
    most European water supply's are chlorinated so running the tap can help to kill the bugs
    we use the water from the tank but most gets boiled for tea coffee when away we boil and cool water to drink
    never had a problem in 20 years
    bill
     
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    This is one ,in fact probably the ONLY reason we use a Naturepure water filter. It's not only the dirty or uneducated who contaminate fresh water taps. But also it is often the site/rally field set up. I've lost count of how many Elsan rinse taps are tapped onto the same length of water pipe as the potable tap but with NO BACKSTOP, you see this at nearly every show and rally ground. Using a naturepure ensures none of the bacteria make it to my mouth.
     
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    where do I get one and how much are they a UV system and will they use a lot off power
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    it's ok seen the :doh:link
     
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    Lightweight!
     
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    We recycle our grey waste for drinking by filtering it through a tea strainer!:)
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    now that's blue sky finking!
     
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    Thanks Judge!

    One gets used to the soapy taste after a while and the tea strainer ensures there's no pubes in your cuppa!:)
     
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    what can I say...impressed! just popping down the road to get some bottled water for my kettle..
     
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    Fitted one in the RV , great bit of kit and would like to fit one in the Hymer, but the cost has rocketed.. the basic kit used to be about £150 .. now almost double..

    frankly I can't see how £284 is justified.. the filter cartridge is £62.. so the cost of a tap and cartridge holder is £222... !

    will live without..
     
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    @vwalan has previously described somewhere on here his setup, which uses a much cheaper ceramic filter.
     
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    Yes they certainly aren't cheap anymore, if they ever were. Though the convenience of having pure water on tap wherever you are is, for us at least, certainly worth it.
     
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    Wish I had room to fit one (of whatever type) without major surgery to the van :(

    We do OK using a filter jug though. As we only use UK potable water sources we haven't come to harm drinking from the tank so far.
     
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    We use bottled drinking water and boil tank water for kettle .
     
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    Same here, mineral/spring water is so cheap we would have to bath in it to justify a filter system.

    We also use bleach wipes on the Aires taps (and more often than not a watering can which obviously doesn't touch owt)

    No problems so far, but agree with OP that some people do some dodgy stuff with the potable tap. We saw a guy having a shower a cpl of weeks ago using the Aires fitted hose. It went down the back of his pants to you know where :whistle: :eek:
     
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    Aaarrrggghhhh tooo much information :moon2::BigGrin:
     
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    Well, thanks to everyone for their comments and it appears to be a wide spread problem (at least for those of us who care). We personally don't ever drink water out of our tank boiled or not. We collect our potable water in a five litre can and fill the filter jug up from there. Ok we're a bit OTT but hey Ho!
     
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