Found this article in the Oakland Tribune about water tank testing in commercial airlines rendering the water unsafe and potentially dangerous to drink.
Wondering what precautions you folks take to make sure your water tanks contain safe drinking water that is not contaminated?
Here are some of the major points in the article:
Over a six-month study, water was tested on more than 300 planes from domestic and foreign carriers. In one out of seven planes, the EPA found water that did not meet federal standards.
Once a bit of contaminated water gets into the system, it's virtually impossible to clean.
Upon experimentation, he found unsafe levels of E. coli, Salmonella and other potentially harmful bacteria.
EPA chief enforcement officer Tom Skinner said that each time a plane lands at an airport, new water can be pumped on board through hoses that are difficult to clean.
Over time, bacteria can grow in the plane's water tanks and hoses.