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Paul Karas

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Drains are underground pipes that take water away from houses and buildings. Most homes have separate drains for rainwater and wastewater. The owner is responsible for checking their property has the right drain connections. If your property has the wrong drain connections, you could be causing water pollution.
Drain for rainwater
This drain collects rainwater from:
  • roofs
  • driveways
  • roads
Rainwater is untreated. It's also described as 'storm water'. The surface water drain takes it directly to rivers and beaches.
Drain for wastewater
Wastewater comes from:
  • toilets
  • sinks
  • baths and showers
  • washing machines
  • dishwashers
This drain takes the foul water to the local wastewater treatment works.

If wastewater from your home flows into the rainwater drain, this takes untreated water to the nearest river. This pollutes:
  • river water
  • the sea
  • local beaches
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/connecting-your-home-right-drains

People thinking that dumping grey water over a gully or on the road is fine are WRONG. they will be polluting.
There is a reason why in camping sites there are grey water disposal areas rather than just road gullies.
Completely agree. If we aren’t carefully great places to go will become anti-van and surely we don’t want that. The great whites are a major problem but most people currently have a soft spot for small calis etc - let’s not abuse our reputation. So - I empty the portapotti down a loo and the waste water goes there too via a collapsible bucket. At home I have an STP which seems to cope with both happily. Surface water goes straight into a stream round my house and will foam etc with detergent in it - and probably kill the eels and water voles so not a good idea!
 
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Well I'll confess, we have forestry car parks with rough gravel surfaces near us (plantations not ancient woodland) and I park up in a corner of one of those and empty such grey water as collects in my tank - very little as, like others, I generally do my washing up outside, or at least empty the water outside, in one of those useful hedgerows.
 
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Jen, did you mean to put a link to some wash/shampoo stuff, if so I can’t see it. :(
Yes Elly, they were doing site maintenance!

I have attached the link again. I sell their product locally and all profits go towards the upkeep of Mona, a sweet orphaned 7 year old orang-utan now on a soft release programme in Kalimantan. She was orphaned by deforestation and I have adopted her via the orang-utan foundation so it seems fitting that selling cleaning products free of palm oil should help her and her relatives have a safe future.

 
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Yes Elly, they were doing site maintenance!

I have attached the link again. I sell their product locally and all profits go towards the upkeep of Mona, a sweet orphaned 7 year old orang-utan now on a soft release programme in Kalimantan. She was orphaned by deforestation and I have adopted her via the orang-utan foundation so it seems fitting that selling cleaning products free of palm oil should help her and her relatives have a safe future.

Sounds great. Do they have unscented versions of their products, Jen?
 
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Sounds great. Do they have unscented versions of their products, Jen?
As far as I know there are no specific scents added, just the natural oils themselves. The Shea butter is to die for :) I carry the travel bars in the van, use for both body and hair, and that is pretty much unscented.
 
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Wow, and it's not even expensive! I'm definitely going to try some their Shea butter soap as they say it's good for eczema, or maybe the travel soap as it has tea tree oil, or maybe.... Maybe I'd better spend some time browsing the website!
 
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Wow, and it's not even expensive! I'm definitely going to try some their Shea butter soap as they say it's good for eczema, or maybe the travel soap as it has tea tree oil, or maybe.... Maybe I'd better spend some time browsing the website!
There is a tea tree body soap and a tea tree shampoo.
 
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