Hygienic care of your RV sewer attachments

Hygienic care of your RV sewer attachments

By George Bliss

Hygiene: “Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness.”

RVers have to travel long distances and often are a distance away from the supply store. If you’re like me, you carry everything you need and more.

As far as emptying your grey and black water tanks, you often need various attachments depending on the dump station or RV park. I like to keep these items together in a small, close-able, Rubbermaid or other plastic style container. It’s a good idea because it allows me to keep my attachments in an isolated state. That way, there’s far less likelihood of contaminating any surrounding items — stuff like fresh water hoses, drinking water fittings, or anything else you wouldn’t want to have come into contact with black water contaminants.

You could put these pieces into other kinds of storage containers, bags for instance. But putting them into plastic containers has another advantage. It also allows me to add some bleach and water to the container to sterilize the contents every few weeks, depending on use.

To be safe, always wear disposable gloves and safety glasses.

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