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Re: Drinking water tank water.

I shocked my tank, replaced the lines from the tanks to the pump faucets, then I dismantled the pumps and cleaned them out.

I follow the same procedure for loading water, that we followed on submarines:

Potable water hose ends shall be coupled together when the hose is not in use.
Sterilize potable water hose ends with wiscodine for 30 seconds prior to loading.
Only potable water hoses shall be used for loading water.
Verify the integrity of the water source prior to loading water.

I drink my tank water, and do everything else with it. It tastes better than the tap water at my office.

I find that the taste is freshest and sweetest if you frequently use and replenish water. The taste does degrade if the water sits for an extended period.
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