Access to safe drinking water is very important when you travel. Contaminated drinking water is one of the leading sources of health problems for travelers. Something you don’t want to happen when you are traveling. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether water is safe to drink. The most common cause of water-borne illness are bacteria, such as E. coli, Cholera and Salmonella.
Moreover, water that you think is safe, for example, can also get contaminated in your caravan, RV or boat tank. The water quality can deteriorate from the moment it is added to the storage tank and micro-organisms can grow within the water storage system to unhealthy levels. Therefore this water should be treated before it is added to the storage tank.
Another even more dangerous phenomenon that can occur in the water systems in cruise ships, boats, caravans and motor homes is the formation of biofilm on the internal surfaces. This biofilm harbors an ideal environment for bacteria (including pathogens like legionella) that can infect the water passing through.
Therefore, the treatment of these water systems on a permanent basis is recommended.