Turning on the faucet in your RV and enjoying a drink of clean, disease-free water takes a little planning and work. However, veteran RVers say these extra precautions are worth it to avoid illness and ensure you'll enjoy your travels.
RV author and expert Bob Difley tells RVBoondockingNews.com that there are several ways to ensure a clean and safe water supply. RVers should only fill their tanks with water from sources that are confirmed potable and they should try to use their own hose, when possible. It's also important to keep your water hose off the ground to avoid contamination. And, remember to use a fresh water supply hose instead of a regular garden hose that may contain chemicals, according to NewRVer.com.
Difley also reminds RVers to wash
their hands after using a dump station and before filling the fresh water tank. The water tank itself should be sanitized at least every six months with bleach. This process is a bit time-consuming but necessary to guarantee a safe supply.
Many RVers, including Difley, suggest using a water filter system as well. There are many types available, including ones that mount onto the faucet itself and pitchers that have built-in filters. These remove any dirt, debris and bad tastes from the water.