jashoffa: Sir; it isn't safe to drink: Source and answers below
Don't Drink Google Answers: safe alternate source for drinking water
ubject: Re: safe alternate source for drinking water
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Jul 2003 14:12 PDT
An authoritative source, the Dehumidifier Corporation of America, says
the condensate from a dehumidifier is not suitable for drinking:
"Q: IS WATER FROM A DEHUMIDIFIER CONSIDERED GRAY WATER OR IS IT SAFE
A: WE CONTACTED THE DEHUMIDIFIER CORPORATION OF AMERICA FOR YOUR
ANSWER. IT SAYS DEHUMIDIFIER WATER IS CONSIDERED GRAY WATER, WHICH IS
ANY WATER BESIDES SEWAGE SO IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR DRINKING. BUT THE
DCA SAYS THERE ARE NO CHEMICALS IN THE WATER SO IT IS CAN BE USED TO
WATER PLANTS, INCLUDING PLANTS THAT PRODUCE FOOD."
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This comes from a manufacturer of dehumidifiers:
"Can I drink the water collected in the tank?
It is not advisable to drink this water as it can contain dust
particles. Remove water that has collected in the tank. Accidental
drinking of the water or using it for other purposes may cause illness
and/or unforeseen accidents."