Storing pure water... how long?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Dundeeladdie, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. Dundeeladdie

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    Hi all. I'm new to the forum and am thinking seriously about starting a window cleaning round up. Read loads of informative and inspiring threads on here, so thanks all of you.
    My question is... Once the water has been purified and put into 25ltr containers does it stay pure indefinitely or is there a 'shelf life?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    good question....er ....i not know as i trad but welcome to the forum...i can say ...it lasts longer in blacked out containers...as of course the sunlight creates all life....including us....:)
     
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    I will just go check....
     
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    Just checked a 25ltr clear container that had 000 ppm put in it about 3 years ago left out in the garden in all weathers.

    The tds reading I have just taken is showing 007 ppm but no way would I want to drink it :D
     
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    hey sounds good to me smurf....if its pure water it has nothing in it so where would anything come from?the mysteries of the universe unfold....i blame dark matter...and cosmic rays....:)
     
  6. Dundeeladdie

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    Thanks fellas. Appreciated.
     
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    The RO filtration process takes out chlorine, minerals etc but doesn’t take out micro organisms out of the water. So if they are given sunlight and warmth will multiply quite happily. So you can end up with a microbiological soup with wiggly things in it and all :D
     
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    so you cant beat nature.....it makes you think.....thats why they look for water first across the universe for life...:)

    i reckon two weeks at the most...if covered maybe longer...but why would you want to store it any longer? i suppose if its holiday time...i remember them...once upon a time....:D
     
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    My containers are so old now I tried moving them and the handles snapped off so just goes to show plastic doesn't last forever either.
     
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    now that can be annoying:rofl:
     
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