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Old 05-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question Dump Station Water Restriction

We were packing up and headed home via the campground dump station when we were told by the owner to use one of the two stations available, but to NOT waste water by filling the tanks. Being relatively new to the RV side of camping, I have a few questions. Are you also experiencing this sort of water use restrictions? And if so, how do we compensate to use less water but keep our tanks from accumulating too much crud? Just about everything I read online about the "proper" way to dump blackwater tanks involves using one or two full tanks (35-70 gallons in my case) of fresh water to flush out the tank. That's a lot of water! In a world of increasing water shortages, it seems like we should be doing more to conserve water. Thoughts, suggestions, etc??
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That makes no sense if it is a CG in MA. We have more water then we know what to do with. You cannot drive 5 miles without passing a river, pond, lake, swamp, etc. Water is everywhere.

I say take care of your unit first. Is he going to fix the tanks if your solid waste turns to concrete?

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That makes no sense if it is a CG in MA. We have more water then we know what to do with. You cannot drive 5 miles without passing a river, pond, lake, swamp, etc. Water is everywhere.

I say take care of your unit first. Is he going to fix the tanks if your solid waste turns to concrete?

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Here on long island some places dont want you filling your tanks a 2nd time to rinse em out, they actually jb welded the threads on the spigot! All good i clean em at home.
I think if everyone dumps/fills/dumps they have overflow problems.
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Maybe the concern wasn't "wasting water," but putting too much strain on the septic or sewer system that the water is going to end up in.
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Well it sure does not sound very sanitary if they do not provide water to clean up. What is one to do with a water faucet that cannot take a hose? How is one to clean up the place? Your just gonna leave raw sewerage over the dump station with no ability to clean it up? Yuck.


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