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Woodbury: Would you drink water at these parks?

Woodbury: Would you drink water at these parks?

EDMONDS, Wash. — Would you drink the water from either of these water faucets? Both are currently at hookup sites in American RV parks. RV Travel reader Don Callahan spotted them and sent the photos, RV Travel Editor Chuck Woodbury shared with his readers.

“I’m a civil engineer and have designed community water systems,” he wrote. “I was appalled at these set ups. Worse yet, the people at the parks ‘blew me off.’” reader Laura P. Schulman, M.D., M.A., told Woodbury, “That’s just basic third world sanitation: This is a serious health hazard. Bottom line: this oughtta be illegal! How can these campground operators get away with it?”

The full story is available at RV Travel.

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  1. Mark (

    Those setup probably ARE ILLEGAL. If you are really concerned call the local health agency… just don’t complain about a lack of places to camp.

  2. Many early campground may have set ups such as this. It’s done by trying to reduce digging.
    Campgrounds BEFORE regulations often dug one trench and dropped ALL of the service lines in it.

    Current regulations, at least in Indiana, require the water trench be a minimum of 10 feet from the sewer runs, but will allow them to be brought in within 5 feet of the septic connection.

    It’s not an easy nor inexpensive fix, as a new water line trench must be dug with the 10 ft separation.

    Even though many campgrounds were “Grand-fathered” in, they are still required to make the separation when upgrading any portion of the campsites.

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