If you’re camping or using a recreational outdoor area during a boil water advisory, it’s important to know what to do.
The following is general information about how to safely disinfect and flush out RV water tanks and systems during a boil water advisory.
If you’re in the backcountry or you can’t boil your water, learn other ways to make your drinking water safe:
If your recreational vehicle (RV) is filled with water that’s unsafe, you need to disinfect and flush the water system. You may also want to do this for other reasons:
It’s important to follow the owner’s manual for disinfecting RV water storage tanks and for flushing the RV water system. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, then follow the steps below.
Disinfecting RV water storage tanks
Flushing RV water systems
Some RVs don’t have a water storage tank, but they have a direct connection hookup to a water supply. Here’s how to flush this type of RV water system:
Learn more about safety during a boil water advisory from Alberta Health Services
Environmental Public Health.
Current as of: July 6, 2022
Author: Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services
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