Purifying water

Submitted: Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00
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How do people deal with purifying water for drinking. Do you just boil it or do you use a water purifier or some other method?
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Reply By: Duffa - Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00
Jo,

You can either:
1. Boil water forn ten minutes.
2. Use chemical treatment (iodine or chorine based tabs).
3. Use a water filter (antiubacterial filter with iodine impregnated screen).

If you can easily boil water for the required time then this is probably preferable, as both the iodine and chlorine based treatments leave an aftetaste and the filter can be a little labour intensive if you're wanting to purify a large amount at any given time.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:00
Hi jo, a customer showed me a great idea the other day. It was a water bottle with an in built filter system the used there through out asia when the traveled it filters just about any water. This is the web site if you want to have a look . Good luck Steve

www.safewateranywhere.com
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Follow Up By: Jo- Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Steve, that looks pretty good. Is it available in Australia? The website only lists US stores.

Jo
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Reply By: paul - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
The Australian army found recently that any synthetic non "real juice" based cordial - such as standard red, works as well as most purifying tablets and a lot more easier to drink - not the best solution for your kidneys if you are genuinely thirsty but it works.
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Follow Up By: Jo Day - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Paul, that's a good one to have at the back of your mind if the situation needed it. Jo
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Reply By: Norm - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Jo,

I use a filter resting in a pipe bracket screwed on to the bumper bar of the van. I remove it for travelling and just click in the hoses from the supply and to the internal water system when I arrive on site. The filter is a Raindance with a 0.5 micron filter. This level of filter is claimed to remove the parasites giardia and cryptosporidum that were the cause of the Sydney water supply problem in June 1998. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I have the equivalent of a thousand words of my setup on my caravan/tips page. You should be able to access on this URL.

http://supanorm.tripod.com/caravan/tips.html

I can e-mail the info if you can't access the home page.

Norm
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Follow Up By: Jo- Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Norm, the picture was a great help. Jo
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Great idea and great pic Norm. Might have to borrow it. Web-site looks good. I'll have a nosy around when time permits. :o) Melissa
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Just a word of warning...

many of the water filters that are sold for home use, are only safe to use when the water is treated with chlorine or similar. You can treat the water yourself and then use the filter to bring the taste back to acceptable.
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Follow Up By: Jo- Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:00
Yes we'd already discovered that, and also some of the filters say they must be refrigerated at all times, which makes it a bit inconvenient.
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Jo, I understand that u can buy them in aussie but i dont know who sells them.

Cheers Steve
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