Boating How-To’s - Crud in the fresh water tank
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07-04-2012, 07:24 PM
So I filled the fresh water tank this week and found when it was filled a lot of crud came flushing out. Should I put some bleach to it and let it sit for a few hours then flush it out?
07-04-2012, 07:53 PM
I generally bleach my fresh water tank a couple times a year. It may sound silly, but I figure in the event of engine failure or some strange complication I may be drinking that water till help arrives. It has never harmed anything on my pump or tank and I put in a good amount of bleach, fill and then pump out followed by a repeat fill and pump out with just fresh water.
07-05-2012, 04:37 PM
20 drops of bleach a gal will kill critters. Do the math and add accordingly. Let it sit for a couple of hrs and you will be fine. It will not make you sick but will keep you alive!!!