Separate storage container for drinking water

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  1. electrajohnt

    electrajohnt Read Only Funster

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    Anyone got any thoughts on this. The on board clean water tank is probably ok for washing up etc but straight drinking water I would feel better taking from a dedicated container or even filter. Has anyone got a system they believe to be ok for this.

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  2. GJH

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    Lots of different opinions on this. Some fit Nature Pure filters. Some never drink from the tank. We just have a filter jug.
     
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    We use the 20p bottles of water from Sainsburys/Tesco/Aldi.

    Never have a bad cup of tea :thumb:
     
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    We use a Brita filter jug :thumb:
     
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    never thought about it, as we only drink the water from the tank in coffee,so its boiled first,otherwise its usually beer for me and G&T for wifey,,,:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    neat from the tank..

    why waste money buying bottled water when what you fill up with is the same stuff .. only fresher..
     
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    As I havent yet gotten round to cleaning the tank since we bought it in feb we carry a 25ltr water bottle.
    This also double as my main method of filling the tank when at home as I cannot hook up a hose.
     
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    Our tank is new too but we use a couple of empty plastic 4pt milk bottles filled from the camp site tap for drinking.
     
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    We have a 5 litre plastic container filled with fresh TAP water cause McNav has to have her mix Water Salt Lemon, else we drink from the tank, cleaned and sterilized twice a year with Home brew bottle sterilizer
     
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    In UK we use a 5ltr water container and fill up from the mains.

    On continent, France and Italy we use bottled water, Germany,Switzerland, Belgium we use water container and tap water.
     
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    We use the tank
     
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    We drink from the main tank, after putting the water through the Brita filter first :Smile:

    Also use the correct treatment for the fresh tank to ensure that any blackspot, algae or impurities are taken care of :BigGrin:

    Tasteless, odourless and peace of mind :Laughing:

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    And now the right way up :Doh:

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    I use a 5ltr water container for drinking water and a 2ltre milk container full of water in the fridge for really cold drinks , showering/ washing up and washing and everything else comes out of the tank. never had a problem in thirty years of using this method in the caravan.

    Tank is sterilised when draining down for winter and again on reusing in the spring.
    Never buy water
     
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    We are filter jug as well
     
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    we only use water if we are out of gin :RollEyes:
     
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    I use Aqua Tabs once or twice a year if the van has been stood for any length of time. Learned years ago:
    1. Not to use them too often (leads to off flavours)
    2. To flush the system properly after use (otherwise leads to off flavours)
    3. To ignore the use by date (the ones we have are a year or two out of date and still fine being foil wrapped).

    Main test is that once I have filled the tank I try a drink. If it tastes OK it is OK :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    We don't use the main tank for drinking from - I don't trust all the nooks and crannies that I can't see, and I've seen the gunk that collects on the pump filter. I've also seen the bog cartridge flushers who use the drinking water tap on airs.

    We fill three 8 litre containers with tap water from home before setting off and use that for drinking. When it runs out I buy more 8 litre containers of water in the supermarket. That way we don't risk a case of the Bombay Trots spoiling the holiday.
     
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    We use a similar system but leave out the aqua tabs and the flushing. ;-)

    After rendering the water in one of our caravans totally undrinkable or even usable for hot drinks after sterilising our pipe work we swore to avoid all chemicals other than the chlorine that comes in the tap water. Never had a problem since and always drink the tank water now.
     
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    As my m.home was 9/ 10 years old when I bought it and I'd no idea how / if / when tank had ever been cleaned, I use a 5 litre water bottle refilled from drinking water tap on site. Always use this for dogs/ cats.
    Only time I've filled the container using a hosepipe that was connected to the tap I had a bad stomach, as did the dogs.
    Having worked in West Africa in the past, I've seen just how many bugs can be picked up from different water sources......some were very grim. And inside of hosepipes, inside of tanks (I.e dark, wet) are brilliant places for bugs to thrive.

    Previously I'd found a bought water container gave a "plastic" taste to the water so the 5l drink the spring water, then refill seems to work best.
     
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