Why Should You Make The Water Drinkable While Travelling?

What is the solution for drinking water in a van or motorhome? لعبة فلوس Ensuring safe and good water is a key point of travel!

Why filter water?

Traveling in a van, we are not lucky enough to have running water: we are the ones running for water! To wash, do the dishes and drink, we need water for our tanks and we refill it regularly. But this water must be filtered:

There are 3 problems in water: legionella (and other bacteria, viruses, and germs), pollution, and taste/odour. Depending on your installation, your travels, and your needs, the ideal solution for these problems is different. Below are some suggested solutions from Aqua Drink

Find drinking water sources

By “drinking water sources”, I mean fountains, taps, etc. where you can be sure that the water is drinkable, and store it in a water bottle or jerry can before drinking it.

Sources, where it is certain that the water is drinkable, are rare, and when you find them, you cannot fill a 100 L tank with them. Even if we can fill up with water, the mere fact of transiting through your tanks can make the drinking water undrinkable …

You will travel miles to find it and are not immune to having mistranslated “no drinkable” according to the local language… Or, surprise, it is not good at all (experienced).

Buy bottled water?

Please don’t. Nowhere and never. As a reminder, plastic is not recycled (so yes, a lobby has anchored “RECYCLABLE” on the packaging and in our skulls) but it is burned, piled up, buried, or exported.

Each plastic bottle you consume will continue its life for decades or even centuries. If you want your children to be able to marvel at the same trips as you and enjoy the same landscapes, that’s exactly what to avoid: plastic.

A water filter is a tiny budget, the water is excellent and these are the same filters that NGOs use for countries where the water is not at all drinkable.

Filtering water will allow you to have drinking water everywhere, all the time, without risk, without polluting, and saving a lot of money.

Water tank and legionellosis

In a van, the only solution to have water while travelling is to install a clean water tank. Well, if you spend your life camping, you can design a system that bypasses your tank: that’s not the subject here, the goal being to be autonomous. كازينو حي

The water tank is the only solution for water, but it has faults :

The temperature of the water can rise and fluctuate, which will deteriorate its quality and can cause legionella to appear (with 11% mortality, we look into it).

Legionella develops in stagnant water (= the tank) when the water exceeds 25°C, which is common in summer. المراهنة على المباريات

Legionellosis is the disease that comes from this bacterium, it is caught simply and only by inhaling droplets (the micro-spray of steam on the respiratory tract). Taking a shower or doing the dishes can be the source of contamination: hence considering the location of the filtration system is necessary.

I’m not saying to stop showering or to stop doing the dishes! There are solutions to eliminate the risks, which is important after a certain age, with children or with health problems!

NB: Surprisingly, drinking water contaminated with legionella does not transmit it. But if you drink it, it’s because there’s also some in your tap and your shower…

The other problem encountered in water tanks is biofilm.

Biofilm in the tank

The clean water tanks are made of plastic and although food safe, plastic does not improve the quality of the water or its taste, and is conducive to the creation of biofilm.

Biofilm is simply the accumulation of proteins and fats, present in the water, which sticks to the walls, in the air, and in the water of your tank. Therefore, your tank becomes an aquarium if you do not prevent it.

As it develops, the biofilm creates a layer that protects bacteria: it then resists biocides, cleaning, etc. Except that the majority of cleaners for this biofilm will deteriorate the quality of the water…

Once established, the biofilm grows and multiplies, dispersing parts of biofilm and bacteria.

We present the solutions below.

Drinking water?

The water that fills our tank is “generally” drinkable, but sometimes it is not.

In some countries, the quality of the water is very variable, even difficult to drink. This is all the more obvious when you are used to good quality water, free of taste and odour. So the more you travel to countries where the water is bad or even unfit for consumption, the more you will have to think about equipping yourself to filter it.

The water can be turbid (laden with suspended solids, micro-organisms, or pollution), and it will be increasingly polluted: by plastics, chemicals, etc., especially in countries where water treatment is not effective. 365 bet

For example, try to imagine the impact of Covid in the short and long term on the quality of our drinking water, with all the chemicals used daily. You thought clear water was good? No, you don’t see the microparticles. كيف تربح مراهنات كرة القدم

The more the years pass, the more plastic and metals invade our drinking water. العاب على الهاتف المحمول Hence, also, the interest in stopping buying plastic bottles!

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