Nice write up Rich... I use the filter to fill up my tanks and then use carbon filters for washing dishes and general water use and not for drinking or cooking... I use bottled or ozonated and filtered water for drinking and cooking so these are brought onboard... I have fresh water hookup on my boat when docked so the water is 'city water' quality but I still use the in-line filters I posted as safe bets to remove particulates and residue for general uses... I've never had any issues and the water is really drinkable but I'd rather have bottled water to drink and cook with.