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Puppies
Puppies

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:13am

Post Subject: Pot water Contamination

I am on the Lancaster Canal, could you advise on procedure of decontaminating the pot. Water tank after the all clear is given. Do not know state of tank.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:32pm

Post Subject: Pot water Contamination

I am going to duck out of answering this question and refer you to the water company that caused the problem, United Utilities I think. Normally I would suggest a very strong thin cheap bleach (chlorine) solution but I read else where that this particular pathogen is not susceptible to this type of sterilisation. It may need a more specialised chemical and one report I read said that it can only be removed by filtering and flushing. I ASK ANY READERS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRY TO ADD THEIR COMMENTS TO THIS QUESTION. I am way out of my depth here.

Puppies
Puppies

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:47am

Post Subject: Pot water Contamination

Once we have told you that you no longer need to boil your water, storage tanks that hold drinking water need to be drained, filled with clean water, emptied again (to flush the system) and then refilled to use for drinking. I will be super chlorinating mine as well though.

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