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Old 09-15-2011, 06:40 PM   #21
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If you wash your car in the driveway you're dumping grey water on the ground. Tens of gallons, not a good idea merely due to volume. Shower water, prob not a good idea if you're using all sorts of junk for your hair. A little dishwater, I don't have a problem. Sink runoff, I don't have a problem. I have no grey tank, just a bucket fro the outside sink drain. No shower, no toilet. Prob takes 4-5 days to get 5 gallons worth of grey. I don't hesitate to use the grey to help douse the fire at nightl

I'm not into making campsites muddy for others nor into destroying the Eco any more than necessary, but it can be taken too far, I mean, camping itself harms the Eco. And worse things from our society wash down a river after a storm than some dishwater from my bucket in the fire.

Anyone who's fertilizing their lawns is doing much more destruction to the Eco than all the dish tubs from camping combined,

Perspective. Don't be stupid, common sense. You know what's in the Grey water so you yourself know the potential damage better than anyone.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:36 PM   #22
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Hey Coreyhunt, what are you talking about, my drain went into the bucket, and then when i was finished, i would dump the pail into the proper dumping station, so i don't understand your coment at all
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So I'm just curious where you guys think the grey water and waste in the dump station goes
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Hey Coreyhunt, what are you talking about, my drain went into the bucket, and then when i was finished, i would dump the pail into the proper dumping station, so i don't understand your coment at all
Hey TF-Kevin. I understand what you were saying. I was being sarcastic saying how dare you and I care about the environment. Just a little humor.
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I don't dump my grey in campgrounds, but is anyone aware of how a septic tank system drainfield works? That "clear" water that comes out towards the drainfield is just about equal to what you guys have as grey water, probably worse. These are used all of the time in RURAL areas. Granted, I wouldn't want to camp on a septic tank drainfield; but it isn't as bad as some think. If I am boondocking, the gray water draining out in an open field is not an issue, at least to me. No other campers are nearby, however. Randy
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So I'm just curious where you guys think the grey water and waste in the dump station goes
Into a big concrete tank that likely leaks to allow the solids to be "digested" then off to the weeping bed.

As a matter of fact there are numerous homes that have this type of waste water treatment system. A septic system!

When you dump your grey water on the ground, you're skipping the tank.

Sewage treatment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greywater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is definitely more acceptable to take it to the dumping station.
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When you dump the gray water it has food items from the dishes that you washed. If everyone was to dump their gray water onto the ground the CG would smell like an outhouse in very little time.
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I dont get how people dump the grey and even the black *yuck* down the highway... I felt bad about even doing that on the maiden voyage home with virgin tanks that were filled with tap water to check for leaks etc.
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caper's point needs repeating;
"When you dump the gray water it has food items from the dishes that you washed. If everyone was to dump their gray water onto the ground the CG would smell like an outhouse in very little time."

Those who think there's nothing wrong with it probably don't stick around to see what their "grey" water smells like a few days later. And since few do it, they think it is just fine. If they pulled into a site where the previous ten campers dumped their grey water on the site, I'd bet they would be the first to complain.
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I guess it depends on the people. We use paper plates and utensils when we camp so We never wash dishes. But I could see where this would be bad.
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