Originally Posted by bella
Do not rely on a marina, esp OCONUS, to have potable water. Treat all water, in 3rd world countries, as suspect.
I just collected a 6 gal jug of water from a marina in SE Florida
. I let the hose run "clear" for a min or two, then directed the water into the visually clean jug without touching it. I then transferred the contents of the jug into a white 10 gal container I use as a rinse tank for scuba gear
. Upon dispensing, it appeared to have a tint and after viewing it today, there is visible slimy-type sediment on the bottom of the container.
I've never seen this from a US water supply! I've seen the "whole house" filters on this thread, and I have one on the boat pressure water system, as well as adding chlorine to the tanks
with water, as argued on this thread, as we had to clean the tanks per Don Casey's method.
I guess to keep this stuff out of my tanks, I need to jury-rig one of the filter housings to the end of my fill hose? Anyone else do this or have a better method?