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dedmiston

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Posted: 10/21/21 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think the take-away from this topic is that water isn't really the issue, it's the presence or absence of a bunch of junk in it.

While disposing of clean water is pretty much a victimless crime, dumping polluted water is horrible and we should all agree that it's the wrong thing to do. Dumping water with food waste, toothpaste, and detergents is wrong. It's littering and it's polluting.

If you just dump a little bit, you're only polluting a little bit, but you're still polluting. The part of your conscience that tells you to look both ways before you dump it is the part of your conscience that should actually be telling you not to dump it at all.

Pack it in, pack it out.


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Posted: 10/21/21 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a somewhat experienced boondocker I can offer a few suggestions. First, you have to manage your gray water before it goes into the tank. We catch the shower water while waiting it to get hot to water the dogs. The excess goes to water the landscape since it is not technically gray water. We catch kitchen sink water while waiting for it to get hot to make coffee or fill canteens for hiking or ATVing. We catch the kitchen sink water while waiting on it to get hot. Lots of happy plants. You are not dumping gray water if you follow these suggestions. You can stretch your gray water tank for several day using this method.


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Posted: 10/22/21 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Capture the water and dispose of it as the campground/ forestry service dictates. Pretty simple. If you need a container, aquatainers, buckets or waste tote. Never had a problem colecting and dumping the tote with my pup. The sink water does get nasty , as stated above, if everyone dumped that on the ground, no one would be able to/ want to camp there.


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