1. MAINTAIN YOUR GATE VALVES
Gate valves keep your waste holding tank sealed until you connect a hose to dump. You’ll know it’s time to repair the seals when you uncap your RV sewer drain and wastewater escapes before you pull the handle to open the valve. If this happens at a communal dump station, your wastewater can spread pathogens to the next RVer.
2. DON’T SPREAD GERMS
Make sure you have tight-fitting connections, disposable gloves, and antibacterial hand sanitizer or wipes. Wipe down contaminated surfaces before you leave.
3. DUMP BLACK FIRST, THEN GRAY
Open and dump your RV black water first. A clear sewer hose fitting can give you a birds-eye view of the contents coming out of your tank. Next you can pull the valve for your gray water tanks and allow your bathroom an kitchen water to flow and rinse out the sewer hose. This lessens the chance of spreading pathogens at the stations outlet.