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Old 12-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank-How long on one fill is safe?

We are boondocking (sort of) in a friends driveway in Miami for two weeks. We are staying in their house mostly but still using the airstream as well. The spigot for water is almost 200 feet so I was planning on using the fresh tank the whole time. We don't drink the water form the tank but is it safe to wash dishes/hands/fruit with for that length of time on the same tank? It is 80ish here everyday and a bit humid.


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Old 12-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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If the water you're using to fill the tank is from a municipal water system, it's chlorinated enough that there really isn't much potential for concern. If it's from a private well, you could add a little household bleach to protect against contamination during the filling process.

I use a veterinary syringe to measure out 1 mL of bleach per gallon of tank capacity when filling from a nonchlorinated source, particularly when hand carrying water in moller jugs.

If the tank is sanitary and the cap is left on, it will not become contaminated merely from the passage of time.

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Old 12-11-2013, 06:57 AM   #3
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I filled it at Disney Fort Wilderness so I am assuming it is municipal water.

Thanks so much!
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