- T6 Ocean 204
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!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:
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:
This drain takes the foul water to the local wastewater treatment works.
- baths and showers
- washing machines
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
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.