Jump to content

Icon Welcome to the FMCA Motorhome Forums!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and signed in, you will be able to create topics; post replies to existing topics; upload pictures; manage your profile; get your own private messenger; create blogs; and more. Sign up now! Already have an account? Sign in. This message will be removed once you are signed in.

- - - - -

Sludge In Fresh Water Tank

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 rvdog



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Location:Massachusetts
  • I travel:With Pets

Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Recently noticed that we are getting some kind of black sludge from the fresh water tank.

First noticed it when we flushed the tank to replace the water pump. It now seems to be clogging up the water pump filter. We use the system for flushing, washing and showering. (We get drinking water from jugs.)

Any way of getting rid of this--not sure if re-sanitizing will remove this stuff?
  • 0

#2 wolfe10


    Advanced Member

  • Moderator, Super
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,658 posts
  • Location:League City, Texas

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

While resanitizing (treatment with strong chlorine/bleach solution) may not rid your tank of the material, it will kill it (if it is organic) and then flushing should remove it. I would open the tank drain and then add some water... repeat 4-5 times, THEN sanitize and flush a couple of more times.
  • 0

Dianne and Brett Wolfe
1997 Safari Sahara 3540
Moderator, FMCA.com Forums
Chairman, FMCA Technical Advisory Committee
Member, FMCA Long-Range and Development Committee 2007-2009
Moderator, http://www.dieselrvclub.org/(FMCA chapter)

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users