Originally Posted by mudman2
Does anyone use their outside shower as a shower in state and federal parks? I know it's not allowed with the grey water thing but I was thinking if I bought one of those telephone booth pop ups and put a small pallet on the ground I'd be in like flin. Just a thought
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Texas and some other state park systems I've looked at define grey water as water that flows into a plumbing fixture. Under this definition, the outside shower is no different than tent campers who use the water faucet. However if you have a shower tent with a floor or an outside camp sink, the water then becomes grey water that must be disposed of properly.
The rule is procedural, rather than a factor of volume or content of the water, to make it easy to understand for the camper and straightforward to enforce. Check your state's rules for water use, but I suspect most states follow a similar rule.
I use mine for bathing when camping at parks without showers and for washing dishes. I follow the "rule" of wiping the dishes as clean as I can get them before washing and widely disbursing the water or pouring it near trees to keep from creating a mud puddle in camp.