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Old 03-30-2014, 10:55 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=Bob Miller;449281

I don't ever remember seeing non-potable water in the U.S. unless it was clearly marked. I know that isn't perfect sense, but non-potable water is very rare in public areas.[/QUOTE]

I have noticed in my travels that at a number of dump stations in State parks for example that their will be a sign on the water supply indicating it is not to be used for drinking water.
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Does anyone know of a web site that lists places where you can get potable water around the country? RV Dump Stations lists dump sites and if water is available. Has anyone found a better web site?

I plan on staying at several NPS campgrounds that don't have water hookups.

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Every National Park that has camping I ever been in also had water available. Not everybody camps in trailer or RV some actually use tents and don't carry water. The older campgrounds were designed for tents.
As far as hook-ups goes we've camped for up to 3.5 months without having any hookups. Don't worry about it.
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I have noticed in my travels that at a number of dump stations in State parks for example that their will be a sign on the water supply indicating it is not to be used for drinking water.
While some dump stations may be using non-potable water for washing down the drain area, the real reason for that sign is to discourage anyone from using the washdown hose, that's been laying in the sewage spills, and filling their water tank from it. Yuk.
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While some dump stations may be using non-potable water for washing down the drain area, the real reason for that sign is to discourage anyone from using the washdown hose, that's been laying in the sewage spills, and filling their water tank from it. Yuk.
Not necessarily. In some cases the water hose has been separate (located much further ahead in the dump area) from the wash down hose. In one case I spoke with park ranger and the reason for it and I was told that the fresh water well supply had become contaiminated due to the sceptic tank system they were using at the dump station being inadequate/aging and leaching somehow into the well water.
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Get bottled water at any grocery, Walmart, Kmart store.
Freeze it B 4 you depart and place it in your fridge and/or cooler. It will assist in keeping things cold and will provide U with clean drinking water.
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While some dump stations may be using non-potable water for washing down the drain area, the real reason for that sign is to discourage anyone from using the washdown hose, that's been laying in the sewage spills, and filling their water tank from it. Yuk.
I have to agree with Bob The water at most dump stations is potable water but is contaminated by the wash down hose . It would be expensive to run two isolated water systems One potable and one non potable There is a very limited use for non potable water in other than industrial of commercial applications The water you use at home to flush your toilet or water your grass is potable
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Thanks everyone for your ideas.
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I have frequently seen dogs lapping at the faucets that are low to the ground such as at sink stations. I can only imagine what's doing that at night. I'm thinking a spray bottle of a very dilluted water and bleach solution sprayed on the faucet before use of the water thief is an idea.
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Many national forest locations will have rustic campgrounds in the area with vault toilets and a hand pump. We have driven in and filled jugs many times when camping in areas without any facilities.
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Ordered a water thief yesterday. Good Info.
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I was looking at water containers at Walmart today and I noticed they didn't have a spout. How do you pour the water into the fresh water opening?
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Hank what type of container are you looking at? Picture might help.

I BTW do not drink water from my trailers tanks - use if for dishes and showers etc only. I also start out with freezing water in milk jugs that I use as drinking water once its no longer frozen and refill those at locations I know for a fact the water is very safe and drinkable.
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A lot of the hard plastic containers for carrying water at walmart and other stores are packaged for carrying dry. The nozzle is inverted and inside the container usually. You pull it out and unscrew it from the inside and then screw it into the outside when you want to use it. It's supposed to help you protect the spout when not in use but I find that people sometimes tend to over tighten when screwing and unscrewing them and then they crack. So be gentle.
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