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frater_secessus [gray water disposal]
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frater_secessus [gray tanks]
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 Gray water is held in different ways depending on the dweller'​s RV setup: Gray water is held in different ways depending on the dweller'​s RV setup:
   * [[:​water#​plumbed|plumbed systems]] - held in [[water:​tanks|tanks]] similar to fresh water tanks until dumped into dump station or similar.   * [[:​water#​plumbed|plumbed systems]] - held in [[water:​tanks|tanks]] similar to fresh water tanks until dumped into dump station or similar.
-  * [[:water#​unplumbed|unplumbed systems]] - held in buckets or portable tanks until dumped into toilet ​or sump station.+  * water#​unplumbed|unplumbed systems - held in buckets or portable tanks until dumped into toiletsump station, or other appropriate location. ​ This is how most vandwellers do it and is the focus of this article.
  
 It is common, though not universally smiled upon, to [[https://​encrypted.google.com/​search?​hl=en&​q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cheaprvliving.com%2Fforums%2F%20stealth+gray+water|stealthily drain gray water]] over grassy areas, drains, etc.  The public perception of stealth draining may be far worse than the reality of it, especially if one uses [[http://​amzn.to/​2pAlYhr|biodegradable soap]] and strains food particulates from dishwashing water. ​ For safety and neighborliness,​ follow location guidelines one might use for a [[toilet:​cat_hole|cathole toilet]]. It is common, though not universally smiled upon, to [[https://​encrypted.google.com/​search?​hl=en&​q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cheaprvliving.com%2Fforums%2F%20stealth+gray+water|stealthily drain gray water]] over grassy areas, drains, etc.  The public perception of stealth draining may be far worse than the reality of it, especially if one uses [[http://​amzn.to/​2pAlYhr|biodegradable soap]] and strains food particulates from dishwashing water. ​ For safety and neighborliness,​ follow location guidelines one might use for a [[toilet:​cat_hole|cathole toilet]].
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 To increase stealth locate the drain on the camper so you can easily and stealthily release into grass (near back bumper, etc).  Drain only at night; not only does this reduce the chance of being spotted but also gives any damp ground a chance to dry up by morning.  ​ To increase stealth locate the drain on the camper so you can easily and stealthily release into grass (near back bumper, etc).  Drain only at night; not only does this reduce the chance of being spotted but also gives any damp ground a chance to dry up by morning.  ​
  
 +==== Legality of draining wash water on BLM land ====
  
 +> Although the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) found at 8365.1-1 (3) generally excludes “wash water” from BLM’s prohibition against draining or dumping, it can be specifically prohibited by Supplemental Rules issued for a specific area. This applies equally to RVers and tent campers. -- ((https://​blog.goodsam.com/​25620/​))
  
  
 ===== gray tanks ===== ===== gray tanks =====
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 +[[https://​amzn.to/​33oU1va|{{ https://​m.media-amazon.com/​images/​I/​51RcdqZhjnL._AC_UL320_ML3_.jpg?​100}}]] \\
 +It is common for vandwellers with sinks to drain those sinks directly into a container. ​ The most common receptacles are [[https://​amzn.to/​2UbMWcX|5-to-7-gallon fresh water jugs]] - don't mix up your fresh and gray water! ​ Fresh water containers are typically blue, just as gasoline jugs are red and diesel jugs yellow.
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 +A jug with an upward-facing mouth may be easier to route water into. 
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