Monday, July 25th, 2011:
Began addressing our Gray Water Discharge by running a couple exterior lines.
We used 1 1/2″ PVC to drain the sink and ‘clothes processor’ (our German-made all-in-one washer/dryer combo) that then couples into black ABS pipe once leaving the interior of the kitchen. This system drains down to an RV shut-off valve -purchased at Kampers Supply– which will then drain into a portable 30 gal. RV wastewater tank. We tend to use very eco-conscious soap for dishes/laundry, so we do envision being able to put our gray water directly onto a garden at one point down the road, but in the mean time a portable disposal tank will meet our needs.
Our shower drains out 1 1/2″ PVC, and will have it’s own portable 30 gal. RV tank as well.
We hope to cover all needs/regulations regarding our gray water discharge, and be prepared for any situation we may find ourselves in regardless of where we end up parking. This is the point where we are feeling very grateful that we chose not to deal with black water discharge! -Though the composting toilet has yet to be tested…