Water not for drinking

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Water not for drinking

Postby OzeBoy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:04 am

A campground I want to camp at has taps with a sign - "not suitable for drinking". Cleaning dishes and showering still okay? Probably a stupid question I know. :grin:
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Re: Water not for drinking

Postby ben... » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:14 am

might be bore water? or unfiltered tank water? i guess with tank water i would be mostly concerned with giardia (along with others) bore water would be sulfur?? im sure others will be able to offer more information.

Best plan - i always take all my own drinking water, we never drink the water on site, even it is says you can.
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Re: Water not for drinking

Postby HGMonaro » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:51 pm

if I didn't have enough of my own supplies I'd use it to wash dishes after boiling.
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Re: Water not for drinking

Postby Blue Bravo » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:49 pm

OK to use for washing up etc as you boil it before use. These signs don't mean the water is necessarily bad but it is better to be careful and carry a supply of your own. :grin:
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Re: Water not for drinking

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:08 pm

Could also have come from the local creek but I am sure it is fine for washing etc.

I imagine it just has not been 'treated' so this is why it is not recommended for drinking
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Re: Water not for drinking

Postby OzeBoy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:17 pm

Thanks for your replies.
I always take 2 jerry cans of water for drinking and washing up.
Seems most of you would boil the water on site before washing up in it.
I was just curious as I was considering using the provided taps for washing up and conserving our drinking water. Sweet. :)
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Re: Water not for drinking

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:24 pm

If it came from a tap I would not boil it for washing up, just heat it to hand temperature to wash up.
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