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Apocalypse Agua

I was still puzzling over the potable water situation for the Old Girl.  Ultimately, I would like to be able to dip some water up out of a cow track, run it through my filters and feed it to a miner’s canary bird with no ill effect.   So I figured what the hell and fired off an email to the good folks at RVwaterfilterstore.com.  Seeing as how all a y’all have been clicking the links and visiting over there (and hopefully buying some goods), I figured Mr. Rick could enlighten all of us just a bit so I sent him this:

Sunset- LaSalle County, TX    February 2013

Sunset- LaSalle County, TX February 2013

Hi Rick

I work year round out of my RV on the oil rigs in South Texas. Our water supply is delivered in 350 gallon totes and sometimes comes from questionable sources and is not always handled in a sanitary manner.

Currently I have an undercounter system with a separate spigot for drinking, dish washing and coffee water. It is a 2 canister with 5 micron sediment filter and 0.5 micron carbon with UV sterilization.

ALL water from the tote is FIRST run through a two canister outside system for which you have been supplying the filters. Currently it has installed the PR-5 sediment filter and then the F1pb filter.

I want to concentrate on the outside filter combination to insure the water being pumped into my freshwater reservoir onboard the RV is a s pure as I can get it. Being as how we use the onboard tank at all times, flow rate from the tote to the onboard tank is not a huge concern. I would like to be reasonably sure of keeping most contaminants out of the freshwater tank. Is there a filter combination available sans UV or RO that will take care of giardia, e coli, and especially vibrio and salmonella? I feel being this close to the Mexican border that Cholera and Typhoid Fever are a valid concern. If need be, I could add a third canister outside.

Best Regards,

Andy

Mr. Rick got back to me PDQ and confirmed what I had pretty much already decided:

ANDY,

MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO USE A CERAMIC FILTER AS LONG AS FLOW DOESN’T MATTER. THE ONE I’M TALKING ABOUT IS A D-ST WHICH IS CLEANABLE AND REUSABLE AND WILL WORK AT A MAX. 2 GALLON PER MINUTE AT 60 PSI. THIS CAN GO IN ONE OF YOUR TWO HOUSING YOU HAVE OR ADD A THIRD CANISTER IF YOU PREFER. IF THAT FLOW OR LESS IS NOT ENOUGH, THEN THE DOULTON RIO 2000 WILL PROVIDE PLENTY OF FLOW. THIS COULD BE USED IN ADDITION TO YOUR DUAL CANISTER. I AM PROVIDING LINKS BELOW TO BOTH.

http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/RCSpecialtyCartridge.htm

http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/WCJumboCanisters.htm

I am going to add a third canister outside and put the ceramic Doulton filter from the first link inside it.  I will run a 5 micron sediment filter then a 1 micron carbon filter and finally the Doulton ceramic.  Under the counter I am going to swap out the primary 5 micron sediment filter for a 1 micron cartridge and I think the canary will be happy.   They say UV kills the water filter canisters if they are installed outside in full sunlight though mine show no ill effects after being in full South Texas sun for most of a year now.  I think I am going to get a plastic tote and put the canisters down in it ’cause I haven’t got a spare inch of space in the underbelly of the Old Girl.  Should be easy-peasy to whittle out a little entrance and exit hole for the water hose in each end and then I can put a lid on it and close that sucker right up.  That is the plan at any rate.

 

 

 

End Note: Amerika V. 6.0 by Steve Earle from Just an American Boy.   There are angry people making their voices known–and more to come forward.

 

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