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Old 06-27-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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So we went to our favorite Provincial Park this weekend for the first trip of the year. Had a great time inspire of the rain. My problem is there was a boil water advisory so can any one make a recommendation on the best way to sanitize my fresh water tank?
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:27 AM   #2
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Do you know what the advisory was for? If they had been doing work on the system there might have been mud in the lines and just as a precaution would have had a boil advisory. On the other hand if they've detected bugs, ghardia or crypto, you might want to go a little further to make sure your tank and lines are clean. If so, i'd shock the tank (meaning heavy dose of bleach). let it stay overnight, drain, rinse with known good water, drain, fill with good water, shock again, drain, rinse and fill with good water.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:52 AM   #3
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Did you use the tank or did you have full hook-ups? If you had hook-ups, and used the "city" water connection, you didn't put any of that water in the tank. In that case, you would only need to flush the lines.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
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1/4 cup of bleach per 15 gallons of water.
Fill water tank to top.
Run water out of every faucet, hot and cold (until you smell bleach)
Guestimate amount of water needed to refil.
1/4 cup of bleach per 15 gallons of water to be added.
Refill water tank to top.
Let sit at least 3 hours.
Drain system.
Refill with fresh water from reliable source.
Flush all faucets, lines, etc.
Refill with fresh water from reliable source.
Let sit at least 1 hour.
Flush.
Repeat flushes until bleach smell gone.

I do this at least once per season. I try to get it done before my fist trip of the season, but this year it waited until after I got back from the first trip. (I wasn't using any tank water, as I was "camping" at a nice RV resort (Turning Stone Cassino RV Village), which has very reliable water system.
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Did you use the tank or did you have full hook-ups? If you had hook-ups, and used the "city" water connection, you didn't put any of that water in the tank. In that case, you would only need to flush the lines.
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