Drinking Water Treatments On Board
- How healthy is your drinking water? -
To be safe to drink, water must be free of germs and pathogens. Generally speaking, the drinking water in Northern Europe is good quality. But it is not recommended to store drinking water from unknown sources. Furthermore, care should be taken when filling the water tank; the end of the hose must be kept clean and, if possible, not inserted into the filler neck of the yacht (this is because the hose could have been in contact with dirty harbor water or other unclean liquids).
How does contaminated drinking water occur in water tanks?
Despite best efforts, drinking water in water tanks frequently becomes contaminated. This happens in particular when water is stored for a longer period of time. Once germs get into the system (hoses, pumps and tanks), they can reproduce rapidly, depending on temperatures. Protect yourself by using our drinking water treatments!