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Old 05-16-2024, 05:42 AM   #1
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Hi! I'm new here. How can I use the water from a brook? I had it tested and the results show evidence of ecoli. Not surprising as the brook runs through the forest that has coyotes, rabbits, squirrels etc. Research says to us a UV filter. Any suggestions on how to do this before the water enters the water tank would be helpful. Thanks!!
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Hi! I'm new here. How can I use the water from a brook? I had it tested and the results show evidence of ecoli. Not surprising as the brook runs through the forest that has coyotes, rabbits, squirrels etc. Research says to us a UV filter. Any suggestions on how to do this before the water enters the water tank would be helpful. Thanks!!

There are no streams in this country that do not have water that would be pure to drink. Well, there might be one or two but with the proximity of farms, and ranches, as well as the number of wild animals that use streams none are safe to drink out of without treatment.



I Googled UV water treatment for RVs and came up with a number of articles on that topic. Try that. There should be several options for you.
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Just install one of these inline with the hose that you use to fill the water tank. I would consider adding a filter inline as well. ~CA

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BTW, UV is just one option, you could use bleach especially if you aren't planning to drink it. (you could drink it safely but you may not like the taste).

Also, do you know if the water was tested for Cryptosporidium and Giardia as those can be more challenging to deal with. ~CA
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Thanks!

Wow, this is so helpful. I will forward it to my Jayco dealer so they can do the install before I get it in June.

I'm a no for bleach but thanks for the tip. Good to know!

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Absolutely do not rely on UV for anything you plan to drink. The only safe options are filtering with a filter certified to sanitize to drinking water standards or chemical sanitation such as Iodine tablets, chlorine treatment, etc.
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Berkey water filter. We bring ours camping.
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