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post #38 of Old 06-16-2013
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Re: Drinking water tank water.

I'm not against the principle of drinking out of boat tanks but it depends on the material the tank is made out of. I'd have no compunctions about drinking out of a stainless or monel tank, a few doubts about drinking out of polyethylene, lots of doubts about drinking out of aluminum or galvanized, and I'm pretty much scared stiff to drink out of the fiberglass tanks on our boat. We use the tank water for dish washing, hand washing, and showering. For drinking water we have eight 1-gallon refillable containers, usually filled at home from the tap and kept at the bottom of the refrigerator.

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