Emptying cassette toilet

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  1. Candapack

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    Been travelling up through France using Aires. Over the last few days have seen several examples of people emptying their loo and then sticking the drinking water tap right into the spout to rinse it out.:mad:
    Why are some people so bloody stupid?
     
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    Yes, disgusting. Some people need slapping :boxing:
     
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    Another reason to travel with as much fresh water as possible.
     
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    For the same reason people throw empty cans and fag packets out of their car windows and litter our lane. Because they don't care about anyone else but themselves and their own little selfish lives.

    However, no point ranting about it as trying to teach the rest of the world how to behave is a futile occupation.
     
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    We use Bleach wipes for the tap and buy drinking water (y)

    There's sum dottie buggers out there who aren't so particular I'm afraid.
     
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    Never use the provided hose, if one is supplied.
    Always remove the hose, clean the tap with a cloth and disinfectant then fit your own hose.
    May not be perfect but better than nothing.
     
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    Particularly when most of the aires we came across in France clearly had a tap above the black waste disposal for rinsing cassettes and a separate tap or taps on the other side of the pillar for fresh water.
     
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    Don't get me started.. I have on several occasions politely asked people not to this, but only got a mouthful of abuse for my efforts ..

    on Mimizan plage there are fresh water taps dotted around the aire.. I've seen them used for all sorts.. dirty barstewards .. makes me wonder what their homes are like..

    I use a spray bottle filled with dilute bleach... spray all around the tap, over the handle and inside the spout.. then run the water a little before filling..

    had some weird looks but who cares..
     
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    The modern world A???
     
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    Perhaps they know it isn't really drinking water....
     
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    I always spray the end of the water tap with Anti Bacterial Spray before connecting my water hose.
    Its quick, cheap and safe.
    There is no nasty bleach smell, and its odorless and tasteless.
    I personally wouldn't use bleach, as it may contain other nasty cleaning chemicals, that you really wouldn't want to drink. Furthermore Anti Bacterial Spray is food safe.
    When I'm on an Aire that only has one tap, which has to be used for rinsing toilet cassettes too, I always hold the cassette well below the tap, then I spray the tap with Anti Bacterial Spray again - then its clean for the next user
     
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    Good advice and exactly what I do. I just hope the dirty buggers who do this don't sanitise taps before filing their tanks etc and suffer a good dose of the trots as a consequence.:LOL:
     
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    Same here. I loath idiots who throw litter cos they are so bloody lazy they cant take it home ! Im one of the soft buggers who picks litter up.

    I saw one bloke who part filled his cassette screwed the top and shook it vigorously ! I remember thinking perhaps he will make sure he screws the cap on properly next time. Removing bog roll from his hair could not have been pleasant !:D
     
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    I did that in our lane a couple weeks ago - and I may need to do it again soon. :(
     
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    I don't recall saying you should drink it.. flushing with fresh water removes the bleach .. as I said "run the water a little before filling.."

    you may be surprised to learn chlorine (bleach) is the most widely used chemical in the food industry for cleaning pre-packed salad.. The lettuce , etc is washed in a tank filled with water and chlorine.

    I suggest you don't eat salad in a restaurant or buy pre packed salad if you have any concerns.

    Chlorine is also in all UK and European water, you can smell it when you run the tap..

    it is also the basic chemical in the motorhomers favourite product for sanitising tanks.. Milton .. which is basically highly diluted bleach ..

    COSHH Sheet https://www.wright-cottrell.co.uk/download.php?sdssheet=1948
    Chlorine-based bleaching agent <5%

    I give my advice based on my personal experience and knowledge gained in the food industry ..


    not convinced ?
    don't take my word..

    CHLORINE AS LETTUCE WASH WATER DISINFECTANT WITH RESPECT TO THE
    PHYSICOCHEMICAL QUALITY AND THE CHEMICAL SAFETY

    http://www.veg-i-trade.org/sci_pres/FoodMicro_Chlorine.pdf
     
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    I can't help but wonder if that is why more and more aires are changing over to female fitting on the water supply?
     
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    An old clip, but been a while since it was posted :)
     
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    Calm down Jim
    I wasn't referring to your post
     
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    I resemble that post. It doesn't get any easier no matter how many times I do it.
     
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    Yep, me too. And works fine for me.
     
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