Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
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Re: Water purification
We obtain our water from either dockside or by watermaker. What is the easiest way to purify the water for drinking? Considering UV system but concerned about the power demand.
Keep it simple.
Shock your system in the spring. I pour about a half cup of chlorine bleach in each tank, fill them with fresh water, pump them dry, then repeat with fresh water again. The first time you do this make sure you take the screens out of your faucets as you'll loosen up a lot of gunk.
All water going into my tanks or into my dockside water hookup goes through a ShurFlo filter with a hose attachment. They cost about $25 at the Camping World
or $45 at WM. Replace it each spring when you commission the boat. When I fill the tanks I drop in a capfull of bleach in each tank (2 tanks, 50 gals total).
With this approach the water always tastes and smells good and we've never had any problems with contamination.
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