In Australia we have an abundance of ocean, lakes, rivers and dams. When we go camping or caravanning this doesn't necessarily mean we have lots of choices to drink from. While we have so much water around, it doesn't mean it's ready to load up into our drink bottles and water tanks. Unless you're absolutely desperate, it's best to leave the river water for the fish and invest in your health and wellbeing with some quality water filtration systems you can count on.
When you're on the road, the last thing you want to have to do is rush to the doctors or be stuck on your toilet. I'm sure your travelling companions agree. So where do you start? Here's the good news for those of you who were wondering, not all filteration systems will leave your water tasting like metal. A lot of travellers get put off by systems that add chemicals to the water to purify it. While buying bottled water seems like a good solution, it's ridiculously expensive and can take up a lot of space in your van.
Specialist water filteration systems for your caravan are incredibly useful. Not only do they make most water ready to drink, they can even remove sediments, any chorine tastes and odours. These systems will set you back a bit, but for experienced caravanners who travel often, you will get a positive return. Obviously, it's not all doom and gloom. Most caravan parks and rest stops offer drinking water. So you can fill up your tanks as you need. Without these to sometimes rely on when you are travelling far and wide, it's good to have back up options available. Prevention is always better than a cure so they say.
A popular choice for long-term travellers is to also install a dedicated drinking water outlet. This means they have good, filtered water to cook with and to drink, but also have unfiltered water for washing clothes, dishes and showering. If you employ this tactic, you will use you filters less which means you will get a longer life out of them.
The nomadic lifestyle is quite demanding so it is strongly reccomended that you use a water filter system specifically designed for use in caravans, campers and motorhomes. They are not only deisnged for compact spaces but they will work with 12v pumps that are standard to work with most rigs and generators. If you use the incorrect system, one that isn't designed for the tests of the road, it won't work. Or at least not for long, it's as simple as that.
With fuel, food, fees and other expenses are soaring, ensuring that you invest in adocate water supply is something that shouldn't be overlooked. A good quality water filteration system ceratinly is a justifiable expense and one you literally can't afford to go without.
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.