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Garden Hose Labeled Safe for Drinking Water

Gatorhyde Drinking Water Safe Garden Hose
Available in 3/4-inch diameter, but upon inspection I found that it constricts down to 5/8-inch interior diameter. Larger diameter hose is best for gravity-fed water systems, since there will be less surface friction reducing flow velocity and volume.

NOTE: This Gatorhyde hose is far better than most hoses which are far more toxic, but Gatorhyde’s is still not perfect. It contains polyurethane, a banned material in the Living Building Challenge Materials Red List (Prerequisite Five). The Living Building Challenge is an integrated green building guide that goes well beyond LEED.

For more info see my blog on this topic: Garden Hose Dangers and Recommendations.

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