Originally Posted by rockfordroo
I've never quite understood this point of view on CG water. So far as I'm aware, unless it's a very big CG, they have ONE water supply (well or city). Everyone uses it, especially the CG OWNER. Do you think he's drinking bad water?? He's got to drink it every day, not just a day or two "passing through."
Only concern I would have is a contaminated faucet where I hook up. (That's why they make Clorox.)
CG water worries me because of backflow issues. I'm not sure the regulations for a CG, but they probably have a single backflow at the main. So when a camp ground water line breaks, do you think that a certified utility contractor comes out to repair and chlorinate the water lines? Probably not. They probably have a maintenance guy dig up the lines and repair and cover them back up with no chlorination. If you have a break in the line, where some rookie RV'r just dumped their sewer all over the ground, that's a recipe for a whole bunch of sick people.
Plus, I've noticed at some CGs when you shut off the water, it sucks back down the pipe. I think it is an anti-freeze feature, but that is worrisome to me as well. I am not a plumber and I don't know how the hose bibbs are built but it just seems there could be a chance of contamination from this as well.
For an adult, will it make you sick? Possibly, but probably not. If there is a major contamination, it could be very bad though. Southern Mississippi had a ton of issues with people dying because of no backflow preventers in their water lines.
For a child or especially a baby, the only water they are going to have from me is nursery water for an infant or bottled water when they get a little older.