No it's not the camp water we tried it directly in the kettle. It's a chemical taste, it is new so [HI]not sure if it will go away[/HI]
just fill with chlorinated tap water .leave over night . drain and refill. thats what water companies use . they dont keep[HI] washing your pies out with milton [/HI].
in 14 years only ever used it as a cleaner . have had to put font /river and lake water in at times . but when town water is available . drain and refill.
the plasticy taste of a new tank soon goes away.
We would never drink the stuff that comes out of the tank. Over time all sorts of muck can build up where you can't see it. It isn't just about bugs, different areas can have different levels of chemicals, or particularly minerals, which may be harmless but can cause problems for people who happen to be sensitive to such things. We keep all our drinking water separate, filled by hand into 10 litre containers from reliable water sources and then run through a filter jug using good quality filters. Then boiled. In 50,000 miles over many years we've never had an illness problem this way.
There again, I've seen people drink straight from water taken from taps sited specifically for cleaning out chemical toilets. Presumably they survive, or possibly are just too dumb to die.
even if you just wash up with the tank water, you should sterilise the system at least once a year due to various water-borne bugs. either that or have cast iron guts as its no fun having raging diarrhoea in a van
sterilise using milton fluid or better still sterilising tabs from a home brew shop