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Old 01-11-2013, 4:39 PM
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I have a question that I seem to have read conflicting answers for. If i purchased one of those 55 gallon water storage containers from costco, which comes with a filter/ pump, would I be ok with just using tap water to fill it, rotating every 6,8,12 months or is adding bleach necessary???

You can use tap water from a water authority since these authority already fiters and purify the water from lakes. But before putting tap water, use a filter. I have a two stage filter I purchased from Home Depot a while back. I sanitize the hose, the barrels, my hands and anything that tap water is going to come in contact. Use food grade hose or water line when filling up the drum. Don't use regular garden hose. Chemicals from the hose can leach into the drum. Though it's not right away, it can be cummulative. I use the RV fresh water hose from Walmart in the RV section. They also sell the filter that attaches to the fresh water hose. I've stored water in barrels up to 3 years before rotation. Just make sure that it's covered from direct sunlight and sealed good.

I can't comment on "well water" since I have no experience in that arena.
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Old 01-11-2013, 6:33 PM
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You can use tap water from a water authority since these authority already fiters and purify the water from lakes. But before putting tap water, use a filter. I have a two stage filter I purchased from Home Depot a while back. I sanitize the hose, the barrels, my hands and anything that tap water is going to come in contact. Use food grade hose or water line when filling up the drum. Don't use regular garden hose. Chemicals from the hose can leach into the drum. Though it's not right away, it can be cummulative. I use the RV fresh water hose from Walmart in the RV section. They also sell the filter that attaches to the fresh water hose. I've stored water in barrels up to 3 years before rotation. Just make sure that it's covered from direct sunlight and sealed good.

I can't comment on "well water" since I have no experience in that arena.
this is my understanding as well. water from your faucet is already "pre" treated. you just have to make sure the containers you are using are bacteria free and you should be good to go for long term storage.
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