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Old 07-09-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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musty smell/taste from water jugs/coolers

I have a 5 gal water cooler and a 5 gal (removable) water tank in my trailer that I use to carry water when we go camping. I clean them out when we get home, but, upon storage they develop a musty smell which imparts a stale taste to the water. I seem to be able to get rid of it with bleach each time, but I'm wondering if there is a better way to store them so it doesn't occur.




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Old 07-09-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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Try putting a little ammonia in them before you store them....




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Old 07-09-2003, 01:05 PM   #3
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You can cut it with Lemon Extract as well.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
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Doing the above plus sealing it (air tight) in a big plastic bag should do the trick.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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its cuased by bacteria in the water.... bacteria breeds in damp places...... try to dry the tanks out before storing them... and use bleach or some other non toxic bacteria killer...




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