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Drinking Water On A/c Getting Worse

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:44 am

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/01/19/airline.water.ap/index.html

The only water I've ever had on a flight was bottled; are they talking about lavatory water?  Nuts
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RE: Drinking Water On A/c Getting Worse

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:55 am

The tests were done on water from galley water taps and lavatory faucets on planes at 14 airports throughout the United States

You have to read the Article before posting.
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RE: Drinking Water On A/c Getting Worse

Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:02 am

I admit, I just skimmed it and posted it for others to share... I stand corrected.

Can anyone familiar w/ in-flight catering or food prep give an example of how the galley faucets are used? Specifically for drinking water? Add to food before heating? All of the above?

This is one area of commercial air travel that I am less familiar with.
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RE: Drinking Water On A/c Getting Worse

Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:07 am

On the B737,there is a Potable [Not Portable  Smile ]water tank aft of the Aft cargo section.Water from there is supplied to Galleys & Lavatory faucets [Not Waste water ie Toilet].
Galleys have heaters to provide Hot water & cold water after filteration.
which can be used for making Tea/Coffee.
Rest used Packed water.
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RE: Drinking Water On A/c Getting Worse

Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:41 am

This is scary... don't they use the tap water to make the COFFEE that everyone loves to drink??

Read about this in the local paper today.

Also found this http://www.epa.gov/airlinewater/index.html

EPA water test results http://www.epa.gov/airlinewater/summarytable.html

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