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Old 08-27-2016, 01:17 PM   #1
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Can I drain my tanks into my sewer clean out at home?

I have a sewer clean out pipe that is y'd off my sewer line in my backyard.

Can I drain my tanks into that, if we boondock with no dump facilities?
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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I have a sewer clean out pipe that is y'd off my sewer line in my backyard.

Can I drain my tanks into that, if we boondock with no dump facilities?
Sure you can, but I would check with your town first. Unless it's a septic system. I know in my Town if you get caught dumping into the Town sewer it's a big fine...
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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Yes you can do that. A lot of people use the cleanout to dump in situations where they've boondocked with no dumping facilities.

If you're on a public sewer you may want to check with utility to make sure they're ok with it.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
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Yes you can do that. A lot of people use the cleanout to dump in situations where they've boondocked with no dumping facilities.

If you're on a public sewer you may want to check with utility to make sure they're ok with it.
Cool, thanks. I'll ask, it's a public sewer.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:27 PM   #5
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Many places do not meter the amount of sewage that you dispose of. Instead they bill you by a percentage of the amount of your water usage. If this is the case the locals will probably tell you you can't dump into the sewer. If the cleanout is in the backyard, who would know?
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:45 PM   #6
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Many places do not meter the amount of sewage that you dispose of. Instead they bill you by a percentage of the amount of your water usage. If this is the case the locals will probably tell you you can't dump into the sewer. If the cleanout is in the backyard, who would know?
Agree. I'd rely on forgiveness before being told no.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:52 PM   #7
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Besides, if you were sitting (pun intended) at home, wouldn't you be useing the sewer line anyway?
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Just use it, don't ask for permission. It's not like your bringing someone else's waste water home and dumping it into the sewer. If you were home instead of camping you would be using the sewer system and truth be known you probably dump more when you are camping than not dump. It seems to me the city owes you
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Most sewer is metered by the amount of water you use but if its your sewer on your prop. it is yours to use. You dont get a discount if you water your garden, lawn or flowers unless you have a seperate sprickler meter.
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Just use it, don't ask for permission. It's not like your bringing someone else's waste water home and dumping it into the sewer. If you were home instead of camping you would be using the sewer system and truth be known you probably dump more when you are camping than not dump. It seems to me the city owes you
If your sewer bill is based on your water usage, then you have not paid for something you did not use and you may get a no. If that is the case, tell them you filled your water tank at home so the usage was metered.
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