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Old 11-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #15
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After the campaign I can see the confusion.

affluent 
1. having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.

effluent
Something that flows out or forth, especially:
a. A stream flowing out of a body of water.
b. An outflow from a sewer or sewage system.
c. A discharge of liquid waste, as from a factory or nuclear plant.

I corrected it so you would not be confused
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:28 AM   #16
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That is true, it is labeled "unsafe floor drinking" but the truth of the matter is, that outlet is connected to the potable water distribution system from which you get your drinking water from and it's that system that you are protecting form contamination.
Not in all cases. Effluent or untreated water is often used in a seperate system for landscape watering and dumpstations. If it posted as unsafe for drinking, non-potable, or effluent, dont use it in the fresh water tank.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:34 AM   #17
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Aside from allowing flexibility in the hose and keeping it off the ground when not in use, it also places the atmospheric vacuum breaker installed on the top at the proper height to protect the water supply from backflow and the possibility of contaminating the water supply.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:10 AM   #18
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I thought the hose was elevated so it would be easier to use for filling the fresh water tank?
No, it's for a quick shower after the slinky jumps out of the sewer hole under 'full throttle' and whips all around.
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no no no no.......
Why not not not not?
That is why there is a hose and faucet identified as "NOT potable", NOT for Drinking", or "UNSAFE" at sewer dumps!
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Why not not not not?
That is why there is a hose and faucet identified as(A) "NOT potable", (B)NOT for Drinking", or (C)"UNSAFE" at sewer dumps!
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A.) I wasn't putting it in a pot.
B.) I was putting it in the tank, not drinking it directly.
C.) All water is unsafe, you can drown in a 5 gallon pail.
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Ok folks. Lets not take the personal attack route. It's against our rules.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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RV dump stations are usually designed by folks with more experience in sanitation than you will find in the RV design sector. I would expect that in many areas they are subject to approval from the local sanitarian before being put into service, just as the power pedestals are inspected by the local electrical inspector. You will rarely see a potable water hose that can reach to the dump area simply because you don't want the end of the potable hose to come in contact with the cooties (technical term) found in your sewer hose. That is why the water hose at the dump station is labeled as non-potable. It may very well be connected to the same water source, but you can bet if it is, there is backflow preventer on it. So as the sign says, never use that hose to fill your fresh water tank. I guess they must think once we park the rig in the campsite, we will be more careful as the fresh water spigot is often within feet of the sewer connection.

Should the RV industry be so careful. They often put the fresh water connection in the same bay as the sewer hose. I cringe every time I need to thread the fresh water hose through the same opening that the sewer hose has been through hundreds of times. I keep a spray bottle of disinfectant in the bay just to spray the threads of my fresh (potable) water hose before I make the connection.
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No, it's for a quick shower after the slinky jumps out of the sewer hole under 'full throttle' and whips all around.
So it's OK if you drink some of the water after using it to rinse the weekend's food remnants off your clothing?
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Plumber here 35 years. Those hoses ARE part of the potable system, That thingy(that's plumber talk)behind the sign and posts, is a backflow preventer, that makes sure non potable does not get sucked into the system. There may well be another one on the spring thingy(more plumber talk). Most codes now require one. Your sprinkler system in your S/B may well have one if installed in the last 10 years. They are supposed to be Inspected and certified yearly. Most homeowners don't. Don't find to many effluent systems around as they are mighty spendy as with most Green things. Twice the piping.
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The spring device is because some people are lazy and won't put the water hose back and out of the way for the next person who drives up. Its not to keep the hose off the ground for cleanliness, its so when you let it go it automatically retracts out of the way. I'm quite sure before they invented this device they had to constantly replace hoses from being run over all they time. They don't put a regular garden hose end on it to prevent someone who is unaware from screwing their hose on it to fill their fresh water tank, if you choose to fill your tank with that device they can't stop you as they have done the best they can to prevent you from doing it. You would not catch me putting that thing through my window for any reason unless my coach caught on fire at the Dump Station.
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There is also a vacuum breaker up at the top of that "Spring thing" pole.. That has to be higher than the highest place they can concivebly put the end of the hose.

Basically the reaons for all this is to make it as "idiot proof" as possible.

Cause it has been proven time and time again that as soon as you make something completly idiot proof, Nature will invent a better idiot, and he'll proof it.
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I think that thing is way up on that springy thingy to make it easier to fill the tanks on any steam locomotives that come that way!
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