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Re: Drinking water tank water.

Originally Posted by patrscoe View Post
Will the water filtration / purification remove the odor from marine anti-freeze due to winterization?
Two years ago, we purchased our sailboat late in the year and could not sail her out until the early spring. So we had the local small marina winterize our systems but apparently he dumped several gallons of marine anti-freeze into the holding tank instead of draining the tank and filling the lines. I have drain our tank, over and over, flushed the system out but still can't get that odor out of the water.
We go through this process every season. I find it takes about three our four good flushes of the system to clear the anti-freeze taste out. Our water tank is SS.

We also have an activated carbon inline filter. It helps remove some of the anti-freeze taste (we did a test last year), but flushing eventually clears the taste.
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