|Excellent 40 Litre Portable Grey Water Tank
As Grey Nomads, there is increasing pressure on us, in some areas
of Australia, to not discharge our Grey Water onto the ground.
Even so, there are hundreds of Caravan Parks around Australia that
encourage us to "water the plants and trees" in their park. But the
'power' of the Greenies...
those radical, small minded minority, are causing submission in some
Rather than fight, most of us are prepared to conform, so that we
may enjoy those few areas demanding compliance.
To that end, I have been looking for a portable water tank, suitable
for the collection and storage of grey water, for later disposal.
There are a number of Blue Tanks offered on eBay, that I'd been watching
for several months. The prices floated around the $120 mark. After a
while, they gradually reduced
down to about $89 and I was almost
going to buy one, when I came across this Gray Tank (exactly the
same as the dearer Blue model) for a very reasonable $54 delivered.
since made up connections to feed
our Grey Water into the tank. Our setup should now allow us to camp in
"sensitive areas"... which should satisfy the 'Environmental Nazis'.
Most environmentalists are sensible people with a genuine desire to
protect nature, but it seems the radical 'few' get the most
attention and are able to sway weak, wishy-washy politicians, hungry
for votes. My opinion.
I can thoroughly recommend this tank to fellow Grey Nomads looking
for a suitable, low coast solution to grey water retention.
20 Litre Alternative Grey Tank
Depending on where we are going and how long
we'll be gone, we don't always need the 40 litre tank. In that case,
I have made a smaller, 20 litre tank that functions just as well.
An interesting feature of this design, is the
ability to disconnect the tank from the van, without spilling grey
water on the ground. This is achieved by a simple connection, made
up of hose fittings and 2 plastic taps, with disconnection between them. The water in the pipes from your shower or sink, stays there until you
reconnect the waste tank and open the taps.