We highly recommend against connecting your boat directly to the water tap and using the pressure from the city supply, primarily for three reasons.
Reason number one is that if a freshwater line on your boat breaks, your boat will fill up with water and sink. It has happened before and will happen again — just not to us.
Reason number two is that if you bypass your water pumps and tank, the water in the lines gets stale, and things grow in sitting water. Filling the fresh water tank and supplying water with the pumps and accumulator tank ensures water keeps moving and will not get stale.
Reason number three is that we always know the status of our freshwater system, and when we want to go cruise, we know that it’s working.