I WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANY REPLIES TO THIS POST! THIS IS INFORMATION ONLY. READ ALL OF THE LINKS AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!
I do not intend this to be come a pissing match or rather a dumping match. I am posting this for all those who come up with the idea that they can dump grey water anywhere they choose and then get upset when someone posts that, well, no they can't. Here it is, available on a simple forum search or a link. I have collected up a bunch of links to various discussions on dumping grey water. They range from it's okay to never. It seems to be a subject that pops up here periodically. While it is legal in some places it isn't in many. Not even on the LTVAs (http://=http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/et.... see rule #16
). The places where it is legal do not intend on food wastes from washing dishes to be dumped. Waste water from kitchen sinks are not generally considered to be greywater any more. Bear in mind these people are posting about their practices in a wide variety of areas. I would suggest you read ALL of the posts. Not just the ones that support your theory.
Personally, I don't want any one next to me dumping their sticky pest attracting grey water on the ground. Yes I know, "your stuff don't stink". If that's so, then mine don't stink either and you won't mind if I dump my 70 gallons of grey water on your front yard for your kids to play in. We do not dump grey water, not even on private property. We have only dumped once and that was because the park rangers at Tim's Ford SP in TN asked us to do so when we checked in (small popup). We were in year 5 of a severe drought. They asked us to drain our sink water (yes we washed dishes with food/meat particles) 25 ft away at the edge of the treeline. We did that once. But we found it disturbing. I have seen many RVers tossed from COE's, SP's & NF's because they improperly dumped their grey water. I've seen tent campers tossed out because they dumped food CHUNKS into the grey water pits. Food particles in grey water drew the racoons to the campsites in SC. In SC, racoons carry rabies. Not just one or two instances but the whole population seems to carry rabies. (NOTE: ALWAYS get your pets vaccinated against rabies and carry the current proof with you.... the SC racoons are fierce)
Here's the links....
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This pertains to HOUSE BOUND situations where drainage systems can be built. Good info if you have a piece of land you want to camp on and dump your greywater on.
If you decide to dump your greywater at your site, then don't get upset when someone on one side of you sees you doing that and follows your example. And you end up sitting in a stinky mud puddle because their "dribble" wasn't so small and their hose was their 3" sewer hose (the one they hook up to dump their black tank) and the tank that was emptied was a small 30 gallon tank. And then someone else see two doing that a decides "what a great idea" and then another, etc, etc, etc. And don't get upset because someone "dribbled for a weeks and leaves the campsite a muddy mess for you to park in. We've had that happen to us more than once. Sorry, but we don't camp in grey water puddles! Even if it does drain, the miniscule food particles draw ants and they are a PITA to get out of the RV.