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Old 12-01-2018, 03:05 PM   #1
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Pros & cons (morally & legally) of dumping grey water.

I suspect that most of us have found ourselves three or four days into a primative camping experience with a full grey water tank - "frustrating". At a few of our previous homes we've used our household grey water for lawn watering, mostly under the assumption that we were conserving resourses. So.....you know where I'm leading. Opinions, thoughts on the issue?
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When needed I dig a hole, drain the grey tank then fill the hole in. Just the grey not the black.
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...imagine the tree huggers will get upset with this post but I've been dry camped in the desert and have emptied the grey water into a dug hole a couple of times. Filling in the hole afterwards. But I limit it to only that! I never leave any litter whatsoever beyond that. Fact is I generally am picking up that from others. Set the lever at a fast drip prior to going to bed. But when I leave I make sure there's plenty for dumping the black tank.
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In our boat all grey goes overboard.. I think the biggest thing is try to use soaps that are environmental friendly.
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I'm a bit of a tree hugger myself and proud of it.
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We were at Ceasers Creek state park in Ohio several weeks ago.

They had concrete structures with a dished top for us to dump our gray water with a bucket. Never had seen that before.

Fortunate for The DW and I we can easily get a long weekend out of all our tanks. Plus we have an extra valve to balance waste tanks.
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Still working on a idea to adapted the 3/4” garden hose adapter to an 1/4” drip irrigation tubing and a few 2 gallon an hour gravity drip emitters.
I agree if you need to unloading a few gallons while camping you should plan on using environmentally safe soap.

I have been at two campgrounds that told us at check in to set the gray valve to drip. The honey truck would not take gray water.
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We stay at several state parks that have designated spots where you can slowly drain gray water. While boondocking in a nearby national forest we have talked with several rangers that say while they can't condone RV gray dumping, they either don't have a problem with it, or would purposefully not notice if someone did. I'm sure being in a desert in a drought condition has something to do with it.

We have a 4" outlet cap with a garden hose attachment. We will crack the gray and slowly drain to a tree or bush within 60' (length of the hose).

Would we dump gray in a commercial or crowded/popular campground, of course not. Just have to use a little common sense.
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It’s dark here.. but I do see where this could get off track....
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