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Old 03-29-2014, 09:00 AM   #11
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Does anyone know how to sanitize the lines?
No more than 1/2 cup per 15 gallons is suggested.

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1 gal. of solution ( water plus ½ cup bleach) would treat a 15 gal. water tank
2 gal. of solution (water plus 1 cup bleach) would treat a 30 gal. water tank
3 gal. of solution (water plus 1 ½ cup bleach) would treat a 45 gal. water tank
4 gal. of solution (water plus 2 cups bleach) would treat a 60 gal. water tank
5 gal. of solution (water plus 2 ½ cups bleach) would treat a 75 gal. water tank
6 gal. of solution (water plus 3 cups bleach) would treat a 90 gal. water tank
7 gal. of solution (water plus 3 ½ cups bleach) would treat a 105 gal. water tank
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:06 AM   #12
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Here is a question. There can't possibly be separate water systems on the campground for the campers, the cabins (if equipped), and the snack bar. Public drinking water is regulated. Bottled water isn't.

As for that one post who went to a campground and was told to boil the water, how many people have experienced a campground like that??
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #13
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Not the correct answer but we have never filtered our water at campgrounds (30 years) & never had any issues Often it is city water is the same water you would drink at a restaurant when out. We are on well water at home & it is not filtered for bacteria etc either. Yes issues can happen but it like playing the lottery & we have never won it either nor been hit by lightening. If alot of people got bugs drinking the campground water they would be out of business quickly but it does not hurt to be careful.


The campground that we stay at at Myrtle Beach provides filtered water for drinking at filtering sites to get the salty taste that the city water has.

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #14
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Here is a question. There can't possibly be separate water systems on the campground for the campers, the cabins (if equipped), and the snack bar. Public drinking water is regulated. Bottled water isn't.

As for that one post who went to a campground and was told to boil the water, how many people have experienced a campground like that?
You are correct that there is only one water supply but some CG do not have people living on the property and do not have a canteen. The do have non-potable water supply and therefore you would have to boil the water before using. The water might be drinkable but not inspected so they can not say the water is safe to drink.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:50 PM   #15
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Speaking with another camper they were saying that they NEVER drink water from a hose hookup at a campground due to the high risk of contracting an intestinal parasite. I spoke with my doctor and he concurred.
this is such BS! your doctor is probably thinking of backpack campers and probably has never camped in his life.

when's the last time you've EVER read of people sick at a campground, from drinking the water?
when's the last time you've heard of anyone in the U.S. contracting a parasite from drinking campground water?

as a formerly avid backpacker, YES, you can get giardia from drinking water in remote areas if it isn't filtered/treated properly.
but nearly every campground will have some type of treated water.

what is true, is that our society has been brainwashed when it comes to drinking water.
if my grandparents were still alive and i told them that people BUY bottled water at prices that are more expensive than gasoline, they'd be shocked.
they would have wondered what was wrong with regular tap water, that's almost free.
we've been drinking campground water, including our FW tank water(i know shocking isn't it?)for over 30 years now and have NEVER had any problems. no intestinal issues ever.

and finally, it's been proven over and over again, that most people end up preferring regular city water over bottled water, in blind taste tests.

i'll get off my Soapbox now.
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Almost all water supplies are tested for quality, well water is something else. I don't have all the experience of some of the campers on this site, but a little common sense, looking at how the campground is maintained and following basic hygiene will serve you well.
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Here is a question. There can't possibly be separate water systems on the campground for the campers, the cabins (if equipped), and the snack bar. Public drinking water is regulated. Bottled water isn't.

As for that one post who went to a campground and was told to boil the water, how many people have experienced a campground like that??
Thousand Trails Orlando, with 800+ sites has had NUMEROUS Boil Water notices since Nov 30 to just day before yesterday. They are having a rash of broken water mains and with each break comes the Boil Water Notice.
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We have had only one water issue in our 40+ years of camping. In 1974 at Crater Lake, OR, they had a sewer pipe burst and soil the fresh water. They did not mention this to anyone until many, many folks, us included, got sick.

We don't hesitate to hook up to the campground water. I will only add water to our on-board water thank if the CG is on city water. Never campground well water.

Perhaps we have been lucky, or someone else has been unlucky.
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this is such BS! your doctor is probably thinking of backpack campers and probably has never camped in his life.

when's the last time you've EVER read of people sick at a campground, from drinking the water?
when's the last time you've heard of anyone in the U.S. contracting a parasite from drinking campground water?

as a formerly avid backpacker, YES, you can get giardia from drinking water in remote areas if it isn't filtered/treated properly.
but nearly every campground will have some type of treated water.

what is true, is that our society has been brainwashed when it comes to drinking water.
if my grandparents were still alive and i told them that people BUY bottled water at prices that are more expensive than gasoline, they'd be shocked.
they would have wondered what was wrong with regular tap water, that's almost free.
we've been drinking campground water, including our FW tank water(i know shocking isn't it?)for over 30 years now and have NEVER had any problems. no intestinal issues ever.

and finally, it's been proven over and over again, that most people end up preferring regular city water over bottled water, in blind taste tests.

i'll get off my Soapbox now.

Well said.
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