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Old 04-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #51
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The 5 gallon bucket idea sounds like a mess waiting to happen. They sell the portable tanks for waste in different sizes. Start with a small one if the price is a concern right now. We drop a bag of ice and a cap full of pine-sol in our toilets after dumping and before heading home. The sloshing around of the ice helps keep the sensors clean as well with freshening of the pine-sol.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:26 PM   #52
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I used to take the kids tent camping. We used the CG facilities to shower and such. I used a basin to wash dishes and I just emptied it in the woods. There was no other way to get rid of it. I am not saying I would empty a full grey tank in the woods because that is a lot of water. But in some places they have not had a lot of rain. Wouldn't watering with grey water be better then the danger of a fire? I wonder if any state or federal campgrounds have a system to recycle grey water back to the forest? Seems a shame to waste the water when many parks are so dry.
As far as using the CG facilities, it just makes sense to leave the moisture the shower creates somewhere else, saves water and the shower stays clean. Same with the toilet.
You would think so Sewhappy - intuitevly at least. But...Forest Rangers and CG Hosts will generally freak out if you try to do this.

I remember when we had our Pop-Up and I hooked up a garden hose to our outlet and was happily "watering" some plants in a New Mexico State Park Campground. The Ranger happend by and I thought he was gonna Taze me for "dumping" my grey water!

It may be different elsewhere, but in NM/AZ/UT/CO/WY area I would not try it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:39 PM   #53
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It may be different elsewhere, but in NM/AZ/UT/CO/WY area I would not try it.
Not in CA/OR/WA either!
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Not in CA/OR/WA either!
I happened to notice that it's illegal in PA state parks.
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To my knowledge also illegal in MI state parks and ON Provincial Parks.
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It has been illegal in every park/CG we have been to, EXCEPT ONE. Clarence Fahnestock State Park (Carmel, NY) does not have any facilities for disposing of waste water (grey or black). When asking the ranger there about where to dump grey water, he instructed me to water the brush with it - but not allow it to pool or run into other campsites.

That is the one and only place I have ever heard (have not seen it posted, but was verbally told) to discharge grey water.

Still felt guilty... only let off enough to get tank slightly below full mark return home. Dumped and serviced my tanks here at home.
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Some of our county parks here in GA have drains throughout the campground that you can run grey water to.
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Geo method first! Calgon liquid water softener 1 cup (Wal-Mart) + Tide 1 cup, mix in 1 Gal water. Add in tank. Then you may want to add deodorizer.
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