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Old 10-02-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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Consider a Brita pitcher filter. Really helps.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:31 PM   #12
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Most liquor still were copper. Only had problems when using radiators as condensers. (lead solder)
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #13
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The reason for concern is, metallic copper (not organic copper) is linked to brain issues, metal copper is also known to disolve an enzyme essential for good health.
(Chloe my beautiful little girl, is 14 months old).
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:57 PM   #14
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I wouldn't consider filling a baby's water bottle from the hot tap unless I was darn SURE that it was safe to drink. I assume that you have an extremely good water filter that is maintained correctly and even then I would be concerned about how CG water might disrupt a baby's digestive system. When we're in a CG, we use bottled water for drinking to avoid the "back door trots".
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:53 PM   #15
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I'm with you. Houses had copper pipes for years, and we lived

We still do in most homes built since 1965, up to the point that they started using pex like the travel trailers. And the only problem I've heard about that is when the developer leaves it laying in the Sun too long during construction and it starts to deteriorate prematurely and leak
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:50 PM   #16
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... I would be concerned about how CG water might disrupt a baby's digestive system. When we're in a CG, we use bottled water for drinking to avoid the "back door trots".
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.)
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:18 PM   #17
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This retired Registered Nurse votes that you take along bottled water for the baby, no sense in risking a stomach upset away from home. Babies have limited immune systems and i would not risk giving other than bottled water while the child is still of an age to need a bottle. If you want to warm it, set it in a pan of hot water for a few minutes to take the chill off.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:18 PM   #18
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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.
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Did y'all notice where this member is from? Who knows what tap water is like in New Zealand.... Might be better than bottled water, might be ......
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Millions,probably billions of people did and still do drink from copper plumbing that was soldered with lead/tin solder. I would like to see any REAL proof that it is or ever was harmful. More of a political move IMO.
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