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Boondocking. Going off-grid. Getting back to nature. Whatever you want to call it, this type of camping connects us directly to the great outdoors. Whether it’s the desert lands of Arizona or the high mountains of Colorado, the beauty of nature calls us. But once our RV grey tank fills up, is it okay to dump on the ground? To many, the answer isn’t obvious. What is RV grey water? Most RVs capture grey water and black water in holding tanks that have to be emptied when full. Black water is everything that goes down the toilet…your sewage. Everything else is captured in the grey water tank. Water from your shower, bathroom sink, kitchen sink, or other sources not going down the toilet, go into the grey tank and is thus considered grey water. Can you Legally dump grey water anywhere? The answer to this question 99.9% of the time is no. The Boondocker’s Bible has done thorough research on the legality of dumping your grey water tank, particularly on public lands. The U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Army Corps of Engineers all have regulations making it illegal to dump grey water on the Federal lands that they maintain. The lone exception is the Bureau of Land Management , but there are a couple of caveats. It is in some cases legal to dump your grey water (NOT black water) in the open, public BLM spaces used for dispersed camping, according to some BLM […]