If you have ever visited a campground, you already know that many of the water supplies you find make Flint, Michigan look like a walk-in-the-part. Iron, nasty tastes, rotten-egg odor, stains, high chlorine and just plain horrid water is commonplace across campgrounds all over North America. Add in the fact that even water that tastes OK, can be chemically or bacterially contaminated, and you can see this is a serious issue.
RV Life published an article in June of 2017 entitled Are You Drinking Contaminated Campground Water? (link: https://rvlife.com/contaminated-campground-water/) In part, Rene Agredano wrote:
You wouldn’t take a sip out of your RV sewer hose, but connecting to some campground water supply lines could be just as disgusting and dangerous to your health.
Recent news headlines show that contaminated campground water is an ongoing problem around North America. Unfortunately you can’t smell it or taste one of the most frequent contaminants, E-coli bacteria. Campers lacking RV water filtration systems are playing Russian Roulette each time they connect to a water supply.
Ms. Agredano ends by giving this advice:
- Fill your water tanks from a municipal water source.
- Install a RV water filtration system.
Choosing a RV water filtration system can seem overwhelming. Manufacturers offer many different ways to purify water but if you enjoy camping in rural locations, you may want to consider an Ultraviolet Light Sterilizer. Water purification experts say that UV light sterilizers can be used for an entire RV water system, not just drinking water. These systems don’t usually cost as much as the second best RV water purification option, a Reverse Osmosis system. “RO” systems, as they’re called, remove most contaminants from your RV water supply.
Don’t leave home without a good RV water filtration system. After all, your intestinal health and even your life could depend on it.
As the author mentioned, there is a solution for these issues although there is no “magic filter” that solves all of these problems and if you are looking for such a thing, you can find it in Aisle 17, right there with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. If you don’t get my sarcasm, let me spell it out: It does not exist! However, we do have engineered systems that can solve all of these problems and give you absolutely wonderful water.
US Water Systems frequently retrofits Motor Homes and other RVs with water treatment systems. You can roll into our World Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana and in less than a day, we can install a water treatment system that will deliver the best water this side of heaven.
Several years ago, a family asked us to retrofit their Luxury RV with a water treatment system that would handle just about any quality of water across the USA as they embarked on a year-long tour of America. About a year later, when the family got back, they called and asked if they could get the same type of system for their home, because the kids would not shower in the house as the water in the Motor Home was vastly superior and everyone got their drinking water from the RV. So, we fixed them up with the same type of system for their home as well.
A lot depends upon what type of motor home or RV you might have, as well as your budget. Whether you have a $12,000 Travel Trailer or a $2,500,000 Luxury Coach, we have a solution that will fit your lifestyle and pocketbook. Let’s look at some popular methods:
Many campgrounds have well water and a large percentage of well water contains iron (or rust as many people call it). It causes reddish, dark stains and is intolerable. I suggest utilizing a radial flow iron filter to filter this out (unless it is extremely high). If you happen to be at a campground where there is no iron, there is no problem. It’s only there for iron issues.