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  1. mandymops

    mandymops Read Only Funster

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    Can anyone advise a complete newbie about water storage. After finally getting my tap running in my ancient,little bedford elddis nipper, (don't laugh) I have realised that the electric water pump only functions when the pump is submerged. As I had to put in two gallons before it was submerged, even if I run the tap till no more water comes,there must be a considerable resevoire left in the tank.Surely this must become stagnant? How do I avoid this? Is it just the case that one cannot use tap water as drinking water? Also,how long can one safely leave water in the tank? Am I being exceptionally dim? I suspect the answer is probably yes.:Blush:
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    our fresh tank holds 70 gallons and can be the same water for weeks at a time with no ill effect.

    if it does concern you, then put in a capful of Milton fluid, the stuff for sterilising baby's bottles.
    small amounts are odourless and tasteless.....or a sterilising tablet available from caravan shops
     
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    I carry a plastic 10 l container for drinking water/tea/coffee and use the water from the tank for washing dishes etc. works for me:thumb:
     
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    Thanks,
    Have purchased my Miltons and drinking water container. Much more confident now.
     
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    Or you could contact Oxfam. They can supply you with fresh drinking water for just two pounds per month.
     
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    Perhaps we should let OXFAM run the UK.....


    £2 a month can supply school lunches

    £5 a month can provide 24 buckets to keep water clean.

    £10 a month can provide 36 textbooks to give children a brighter future.

    £50 a month can provide a trainee teachers salary in Kenya.

    £50 gives three people the money they need to buy food and other essentials for the next three months.
     
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    Now there's a plan!:Wink:
     

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