POTABLE AND NON-POTABLE DUAL WATER SYSTEMS...

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: POTABLE AND NON-POTABLE DUAL WATER SYSTEMS... Reply with quote

The dual Potable and Non-Potable water system. In practical function, it really means that you are not wasting your good drinking water for showers and washing up. Drinking water is getting hard to get... Plain ole river or creek water that you would not mind showering in is everywhere... This means that you conserve your drinking water for an extended period of time, while using any old local water to shower in and wash dishes....

The Dual Potable and Non-potable water system includes a separate plumbing system, with a separate pump, filter, locking filler, tap, separate plumbing all together. There is no cross connection, with separate locking water fillers, separate fill lines, separate manifolding and everything. Cost is $700... It has nothing to do with tanks, except that the tanks are separated, venting and all. Luxury in the Outback is a measure of water and power, you never have too much. Since the tanks are plumbed separately, you do not have to run around with them all full, as you can select the ones to fill and only open up all of them at your last outpost of good water.

As I said, the purpose of the dual water system, is to let you use the local creek water for showers and washing up, and refill those tanks as often as you want, while letting you conserve your separate drinking water for an extended period of time... It is a complete separation between the two water systems... Good drinking water has become a real problem in Australia, with backpackers and tourists bringing in parasites and diseases that have now gotten into the bat and bird populations... You cannot trust any open to air water system. About 99 out of 100 of our Customers would take the Dual Potable and Non-potable water system now, and that makes three tanks a bit minimal. One for drinking water, which can last a month, is fine... But two for showers and washing up dishes and such is only enough for about a week. Most Clients would take four or five tanks total... Mind you, I have eight, and the record is ten. Before you throw out that as an extreme, understand that they weigh nothing empty, and they are valved at not only the manifold under the sink to select which to pump from, but also on the incoming side, where you select which one to fill. You run with minimal water, until your last outpost of good water, for example like Birdsville going west, or Mt. Isa or Cloncurry going north in the Gulf, then you open the valves and fill all tanks.. By the last outpost, who cares what you weigh as you are only doing 50 km per hour on dirt tracks...Would suggest that three tanks is a bit minimal, and half those going out with that are not happy and add more later...

Happy Trails out there..... Ranger
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