Water in the RV is essential for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Make sure it is as clean as it can be. The cleanliness of your RV’s water system and associated components is essential for the system’s health as well as the health of all occupants.


Sources Matter

Water tank should be filled only from water supplies that are confirmed potable sources: municipal, campground, and tested well water.

Do not fill from the water supplied at a dump station for rinsing down unless you’re sure it is a safe supply and you use your own hose.


Sanitation Matters

Sanitize your tank every six months (or prior to and after the season) by pouring in one-fourth cup of bleach for every 15 gallons of water in a full tank. Let stand overnight. Drain, fill, and rinse until the chlorine odor is gone.

Keep the ends of your water hose out of the dirt and off the ground when filling your tank. After voiding it of water, store in a plastic or cloth bag.


Cleanliness Matters

Filter the water coming out of the kitchen faucet with an under-sink inline filter or an attached water filter to the faucet. You can also keep a pitcher of water with a built-in filter in the fridge.

Wash your hands after using a dump station before using the water hose to fill your fresh water tank.


“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.” – Slovakian Proverb