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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
I wonder if filling your tanks on the CT coast makes sense.
Have you tried the water in Glen Cove yet?
Hi Caleb,

Yes. It's not bad, but then I'm not sure you can taste the pollutants. There is some southerly "flow" to the water underground. I wonder if there's a well close to the coast that's got good water. Then again, if Suffolk County's gone bad, then the more populated Nassau County is certainly bad too.

By the way, I drink the tap water occasionally. Right now, I'd like to find water for showering, doing dishes, etc. Some place where I don't have to pay for a marina.

For instance, in Cochles Harbor on shelter Island, there's a marina that will empty your holding tanks for $5. (We tip the free pump-out people $5 anyway.) While that's going on, you can fill your tanks there too. (It takes maybe 20 minutes to fill our tanks.) That's worth it. Anyone know of other places like that?

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