Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Avoid this dangerous situation when hooking up to sewer

By Chuck Woodbury

Readers Don and Carol Callahan sent me this alarming photo and the message:

“Many RV parks have sewer and water connects in dangerous proximity to each other and do not meet any standards of sanitation. It seems that no city, state, or federal health departments regulate this issue.”

They didn’t say where they snapped this photo. But it’s surely not the only park where the dump facilities were designed with no regard for proper sanitation. I might stay at a park with such a setup once if there were no easy alternative, but I would probably decline full hookups in favor of electric only. And I would not return.

Here is what the Callahans do when they encounter this situation:

“As a precaution, we put a mix of Clorox and water in an empty Palmolive dish soap container and use it to spray the water connect and flush the connect before we connect the hose adapter assembly.”


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