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Old 04-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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question -- do you drink the water ?

I read a post this morning from dot76
regarding the filtering of water
said post is on thread referring to
Fresh water tank - can't use all water

here is the post from dot76
I agree with sirsea on that one. I'd rather carry extra water in cans than use the bottom of the tank. And as far as filtration goes, I'd rather over filter and be able to drink it than to under filter and use bottled water that costs 100 times as much and is nothing more than over filtered water.

I agree with dot76 and here is the question

((((( do you drink filtered water or bottled water ? )))))

I have tested water wells for GPM and potability for many years now
and I'm very surprised how many people
do not drink their well water and instead buy bottled water
even after all lab test on said water have came back fine to drink
seems like a big waste of money

some waters although potable
do have slight taste and or odor issues
filtering usually easily removes these

I actually took in a sample of bottled water once to be tested
believe it or not
it failed

a little too much bacteria in water is no big deal
a touch too much iron no big deal
nitrates are a different issue

a note here if I may
most all RV parks in the US that use water wells
must have their water tested periodically for potability

so why don't all
just drink the filtered water ????


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Old 04-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I drink mine I'm not scared.

Although I do gdfgy have a twitch once and a fggd while.... hmmmmmm

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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We don't drink our water out of the camper tap. I keep a gallon milk jug in the camper and fill it with drinking water from a spigot and we drink that.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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We double filter our drinking water. First, blue torpedo inline filter. Second, countertop filter like this PUR 18 Cup Water Filter Dispenser: Appliances : For coffee and we fill a pitcher for the fridge.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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there are many excellent filters

the zero water unit below is not what I use
wouldn't it still be much better than buying bottled water ?

most of us that work in the water field
do not buy bottled water
a simple filter turns out the basic same results
and then for a few bucks extra
Home Depot has a really nice carbon filter
read the side of the box to see what it removes
far far far less money than bottled water

so how much does bottled water cost these days
I think that it is about the cost of gas
wow something is wrong here


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Old 04-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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bottled water is so over rated

Originally Posted by Wiscampsin View Post
We double filter our drinking water. First, blue torpedo inline filter.

this is all we are using
the blue torpedo
whatever the under the sink filter that came with our used RV

Camco 40043 TastePURE RV Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector

from the testing I have done

on many hundreds of water samples

City waters, well waters and bottled waters throughout so Calif

my conclusion is

bottled water is so over rated


expensive !

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #8
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The water where we live is not real good so I have an RO system at home and we fill bottles from that for drinking water. If we run out we buy drinking water, but we care a good supply from home. Back in Wisconsin we were close to an Artesian well that we got drinking water from.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
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We drink our water at home - straight from the well, no filter. With the camper we dring the water from the campground, it is run thru a filter only because the filter came with the camper. 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.

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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We use the onboard filter assembly and run a Rain Fresh CF2 carbon filter in it. Works great . I have a larger version of this in our house as I haul water and store it in a cistern for house. I put a new filter in every spring as they are only abt 7 bux ea when I buy them in a 2 pak from the local farm store. IMO it is the same difference as spending a bunch of money on adding a seperate drinking tap and filter unless you go to a reverse osmosis system for it.


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