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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-02-2017, 12:45
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Sadly there are some people who don't know or just don't want to know.

I was camped on a commercial site in Anglesey last year and someone had emptied their elsan into the drainage grid at a drinking water point . Needless to say, the solids hadn't drained away but it surprised me that I was the first person to report it to Reception, as several folk were walking past it before I arrived.

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Sadly I've seen exactly this on a Caravan Club Site, just last year I had to ask a fellow member not to rinse his cassette at the DRINKING TAP!!!
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... having checked it was a sewer manhole and not grey water.

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How do you recognise a sewer manhole Geoff? We used one at Platje de Tavernes - it was pointed out to us - but I wouldn't know what to look for myself.
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Take years of learning Jean and can only be gained through experience.!
If some one shouts at you 'OI' it's pretty certain it aint sewer.

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How do you recognise a sewer manhole Geoff? We used one at Platje de Tavernes - it was pointed out to us - but I wouldn't know what to look for myself.
Well apart from some obvious solid objects and tissue paper flowing down it, the smell might give a clue. Also if it is not raining it will not be run-off water.

Plus what Ray says

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Possibly but not guaranteed.....


Saneamento for Spanish manhole covers


Esgotos for Portugese ones.


Always best to lift the cover first and check for Mr Whippys floating by though.


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Those are inspection chamber covers, in the UK you could be prosecuted for emptying anything into them whether foul drains or surface water.
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OK, use the one with a telephone symbol on it......

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Now I'm confused! (doesn't take much!)

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Maybe I shouda put a 'smiley' beside my hint Jean.

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It doesn't make sense Jean because unless you see turds and paper going past you can't know what it's intended for Jean. Even when you do see turds it could be a motorhomer a short distance away tipping his cassette down the nearest manhole to where he is.

To be sure you'd need to trace it all the way from where the toilet waste exits a building. Just lifting a manhole cover for a look is not a good idea and there in no possible legitimate reason for you to do so.

Drainage of all sorts was part of my work. Best avoided I think.

I carry keys too but will only lift a manhole cover to empty our tank into it if the landowner has pointed it out as a suitable disposal point.
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