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Old 03-18-2016, 01:17 PM   #11
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We NEVER drink campground water. Have always brought bottled spring water with us. Removed the inhouse water filter for the same reason. You just never know....
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:53 PM   #12
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We use the blue inline filter, and a faucet mounted filter for drinking, but even so there's still the odd campground where the water clarity and taste still isn't to our liking, especially at campgrounds where there's lots of dissolved minerals in the water. I know for a fact that the CG staff sanitizes the system at the beginning of the season.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:00 PM   #13
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Wow..i wonder where in the country is all the lousy campground water? I have only noticed sulfur in a couple of areas around Kingsland GA and Parsippany NJ.
Maybe we have iron stomachs. We have been drinking campground water for 65 years, but admittedly never in an RV park. Yes in National Parks and Forests and State Parks.

You gotta do what you think is best for you.. Now off to investigate sand filters. Well worth it if you have ever seen what happens to mechanicals with sand jamming them

That Camco filter seems odd. Our house system has a five micron filter to remove sediment. The Camco has a 100 micron filter. That is relative pebble size

Our backpacking filters remove Giardia with two micron pores but they are quite a bit more expensive..

So for you suspect of your water are you really get protection or do you use a gravity backpacking filter too sometimes?
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:48 PM   #14
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I bring a 5 gallon culligan jug that I refill for 5$, I put a pump on the top and the kids and everyone can help themselves. One of the campgrounds we use a lot has an awful tasting water so we started doing this and now seems to work best for us.
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I see a lot of pointers on the forum that remind people when buying a hose to make sure you buy a white drinkable water hose. But I really wonder how many people actually make it a habit to drink water from campground wells. I am always a little leary drinking water from any old well. I'm sure that it is more than likely alright to drink, but I just have a slight fear about it. We filter the water and still I can't make myself drink just any cg water. SO, we drink bottled water.
Just wondering if you frequently drink it?
The drinking water in state and federal campgrounds is periodically checked (by law) to be sure that it is safe to drink. I don't recall the interval, but I believe it is at least on a monthly basis.

I can't speak for private campgrounds. They should be checking it, but you never know, so no guarantees there.

We take water with us for making coffee and for cooking. We like our coffee to taste just as it does at home. And with well water at the campgrounds, you never know what you are going to get as far as taste and smell (which have nothing to do with the water's safety to drink). But we use campground water for showering and doing dishes.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:22 PM   #16
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Been drinking campground water for years and years and all is okay with me!(See accompanying picture of me and see if you don't agree:


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I see a lot of pointers on the forum that remind people when buying a hose to make sure you buy a white drinkable water hose. We use white hose for CG tap water. But I really wonder how many people actually make it a habit(?) to drink water from campground wells. We drink, shower, and cook with CG water after it passes through our 'whole house size' carbon block filter *
I am always a little leary drinking water from any old well. I'm sure that it is more than likely alright to drink, but I just have a slight fear about it. We filter the water What filter do you use? and still I can't make myself drink just any cg water. SO, we drink bottled water.
Just wondering if you frequently drink it?
* Specs: "The carbon block reduces fine sediment, chlorine taste and odor, and protozoan cysts. The nominal filtration rating of 0.5 micron with a flow rate of 4 gpm." Our experience is that it also removes sulfur taste and smell.
CG water varies A LOT. Without this filter, our coffee varied from good to almost undrinkable.


BTW, I also use a bleach solution to spray on the CG water connection and handle to reduce the chances of contaminating our fresh water system.
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There's well water and then there's well water. Ours up here in the mountains is the best stuff ever. Soft, cold and delicious. However, two miles south of us and a little lower elevation at 8400', it's disgusting. It can ruin the pumps on our tenders. Plus, we usually camp in southern AZ, where deven city tap water is awful. So we go for the reverse osmosis stuff at 15 to 25 cents/gallon for cooking, etc., and bottled "spring" water for drinking for us and the mutts.
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camco blue filter connected to 'city water' inlet for dishes, showers, etc...
We drink bottled water.
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