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We bottle water at home from our RO system for drinking and cooking. We use local water for everything else. We do the same at home.

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am1958 wrote:

I'm not far from Flint either and the fault was not with the water, end of conversation.

The fault was lazy buggers not thinking and taking a different water supply and not treating it properly so that the protective layer built up on the dangerous pipes,


re-read my post. I said that they failed to treat it.. Had they done so well. the water is still not all that good (though the Govermanure claims it is)... I will be going to Flint today.

But I'll have lunch in Burton.


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Posted: 08/09/18 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We sanitize our fresh water tank and all plumbing lines once a year at the beginning of the season and drink straight from the tap, no filter required.


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Just a point to ponder, the best water in the world is dependent upon the transport vessel (the pipes).
I had every spigot at my house tested, inside and out, along with my lake.

Fecal coliform is in all natural water as fish poop too. And just like babies, when animals eat or drink, they pee and poop... The problem is how much...
A friend worked at a lab that routinely tested bottled water. The results would surprise all of the bottled water drinkers...


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We also use a Camco inline filter and an under sink ADC filter for the ice maker and water for tea and coffee. Sometimes I will drink it and its not bad.

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What never fails to amaze me is that the US, in general, has among the safest and best quality tap water in the world (isolated instances excepted, of course), yet we also drink more bottled water than any other country. The power of marketing is a strange thing indeed.


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4x4van wrote:

What never fails to amaze me is that the US, in general, has among the safest and best quality tap water in the world (isolated instances excepted, of course), yet we also drink more bottled water than any other country. The power of marketing is a strange thing indeed.


safest yes. However, while our local water is very good for taste, There are lots of places in the U.S. where the water is safe to drink, but taste wise pretty awfull IMHO. So, when we visit places with not good tasting water we buy bottled water. Some places so loaded with Chlorine the smell is enough to make one plug your nose, other places iron and other minerals very heavy concentrations and not very good tasting IMHO.


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er78mph wrote:

Hello and thanks to all in advance!


I just got back from a long trip and noticed a ridiculous amount of empty 1 gallon bottles at the end. I have a filtration system at home but not sure if I want to make the investment with my aging trailer. I found this countertop filter on Amazon and was wondering if anyone is familiar with the product?The link is down below. I figured on installing this product for the short term.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V2JMUHY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_iuoABbD0D4834
I wouldn't buy that one. Most importantly, Apex doesn't not list the micron rating (or any other specs). It has an "alkaline" cartridge. Never hear of that before. Apex says it has NSF certified media and components. NSF doesn't certify media separately. A good quality filter will be NSF certified as a whole filter, not the media alone. They state "Hydrates your body while adding minerals that our body does not produce". A ridiculous claim IMO and have never seen that either in quality filters.

If it were me, I'd consider using a 10" whole house housing and then the cartridge of your choice, that way you will have a much better selection of filters (cartridges) to choose from. Doulton and Pentek for ex. have some excellent cartridges. You could also set up multi-stage cartridges for better performance and filtration. We have a Doulton ceramic cartridge (1 micron) followed by a Crystal Quest "ultrafiltration" cartridge (0.2 microns). I have 3 10" filters mounted under the kitchen counter at the rear.


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The countertop filter you are looking at has a media cartridge with layers of charcoal, kdf, calcite and mineral beads. The amount of media in each layer is too low to have sufficient contact time with water in order to adsorb chemical impurities, and correct taste and odor issues. I would rather buy a filter filled with only charcoal, from the same company.

An even better option would be to buy a reverse osmosis system. RO systems come in both countertop and under-sink configurations. They remove the most amount of contaminants compared with other filtration technologies, except distillation.
Here is a chart with percentages of contaminants removed from reverse osmosis.
https://www.wecofilters.com/blog/post/ro-nominal-rejection/

Since you're buying this for your RV, here are some popular undersink choices online that has electric pumps to boost pressure.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZZUBHE
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076FSQLMC
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXE2CQM

Countertop RO choices for RV
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XY8CHL2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GDGTKRY

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richy2 wrote:

I installed a Culligan under sink filter in my motorhome kitchen. Only the cold water gets filtered. It removes chlorine and other unpleasant taste in water. If we are not hooked up to city water, we use bottled water for drinking. Prefer not use holding tank water for drinking, filtered or not.


Good thinking. There is a good chance the holding tank water can allow bacteria growth. All the filters I've come across have warnings not to filter micro-biologically contaminated water for drinking.

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