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Re: Water purification
Water from a dock is entirely dependent on the quality of the water. I also use one of coconut shell carbon filters, but they are really only good for removing things like chlorine or other bad tastes. They are nearly useless on bacteria, for example. That is not a concern for us, as our dock is supplied by municipally treated water. I'm more interested in getting the chlorine out. Still, we don't drink it, we only cook with it or shower and brush teeth.
Minne you got me thinking so I checked the ShurFlo site. They claim the filters Inhibit bacteria and Purifies Water filtering to 5 microns. These come with hose threads so they're definitely designed for city water, probably not up to travel out in the boonies; so far we've only been as far as the Chesapeake with ours. Not exactly exotic travel.
Still, we don't drink it, we only cook with it or shower and brush teeth.
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