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Old 04-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #11
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Great discussion! I've been meaning to sanitize our Roo since we got it; I'm used to drinking bottled water because our county water is horrible. It may be safe but it's not tastey. Well, I do use it but I don't go to the kitchen to get a glass of water from the spigot. I guess that's why I tend to pick up spring water for the camper. It says it has a filter, I should investigate this this weekend coz you're right, it would be much less expensive.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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On my small ranch in SE Texas I have two water wells and I have had both of them tested, both are good and the water tastes great and it is very clear. They are both deep water wells. When we RV we bring gallon milk bottles full of our well water to drink, cook and make coffee. We don't drink water from our fresh water tank in our RV nor do we drink RV park water. When we go for extended trips we buy bottled water.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #13
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We have well water at home and it is great. 512' well. Only has a little iron in it, not enough to stain. The MH has a built in filter system and we drink the water when at RV parks, unless the filter does not take out bad tastes. Then we go to bottled water. I kind of look at it this way. I have read of no massive outbreaks of illness or deaths at some RV park over the water, never. If it is good enough for the owners, then I consider it good enough for us.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:05 PM   #14
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not sure of the exact distance needed

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Mountainmanbob can correcty me probably if I'm wrong but if memory serves me correctly you only need to run surface water down thru 12' of ground to purify it enough for drinking. With most wells being 100' on avg. that's more then enough to purify the water.
not an expert on the exact distance needed
but
you are right
it does not take long running through the earth to be pure again
unless there has been some toxic dumping in the area
as I said before nitrates are a common problem in well water
caused sometimes from
chicken ranches, thick vegetation etc. etc.
nitrates can be very hard to clean up
common bacteria which is most often found in water
is very easy to clean up
chlorine, or bleach the usual tool used

some public wells that test often for too much bacteria
might require a chlorine injector in the well

Mountainman

PS
getting back to the thread
over the last 20 something years living here on this well
due to my inexpensive two filters installed
I have saved many thousands of dollars
that would have been spent on bottled water
and
this water is super clean to the eye
and
taste great
and
at the water lab test AOK
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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We don't drink water stored in the tank, even when we lived on the boat. But we do use the CG water which runs thru the on-board filter which is then filtered again in a Pur pitcher for drinking and making ice. We also keep a case of bottled water to take along when sightseeing and for guests.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #16
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I never drank from my old campers. I never took care of them. I was a kid at the time. Now, I will keep everything sanitized, use the incoming water filter as well as a Pur filter. In fact, at my house, I have been filling up my Pur pitcher and drinking from it while getting the camper ready.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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Our tank is new and we sanitized it and put about 8-10 gal of water from home in it and drink it if needed. Usually use campground water thru the onboard filter and drink it also unless it has an odor or makes bad coffee, then we buy a 5 gal jug @ Lowes or WalMart for coffee, tea and just drinking water.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #18
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #19
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We have a well at home not filtered.........

Except the stuff we run through the old radiator wait forgot thats something else.....

We drink from the campers faucet ........ except the campground we stay at in Myrtle Beach, they give you all the purified water that you want free....... the city water tastes salty..................
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #20
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I've never sanitize our system which is why I use spigot water instead.
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