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Old 09-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hooking Up to "Public" Water Spigots?

Here in Iowa, most of our state parks do not have sites with individual water hookups, but there are usually quite a few water spigots placed throughout the campground. I've seen people who happen to be in a site close to one of the "public" spigots hook up to it, using a water splitter valve so the spigot is still available to the public. Just wondering what everyone thinks of this practice, if it is acceptable, etc. Also, if someone has already hooked up, would it be acceptable to add another splitter valve? I suppose at some point a lack of water pressure comes into play if both were trying to take showers at the same time.

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Old 09-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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We routinely reserve campsites close to the spigot in order to easily refill our tank. But we never leave the hose attached for continued use. Personally, if the campground is sparsely occupied, I see no problem with it. But when the spigots would see heavy use, I don't think it should be a practice.

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We routinely reserve campsites close to the spigot in order to easily refill our tank. But we never leave the hose attached for continued use. Personally, if the campground is sparsely occupied, I see no problem with it. But when the spigots would see heavy use, I don't think it should be a practice.

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I couldn't have said it better. This is our practice as well. One additional "sanitary" thought. I always wipe off the spigot threads with a Clorox Disinfecting Wipe cuz you never know what's been connected to that
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I couldn't have said it better. This is our practice as well. One additional "sanitary" thought. I always wipe off the spigot threads with a Clorox Disinfecting Wipe cuz you never know what's been connected to that
Exactly! We witnessed people rinsing large amounts of raw chicken (wearing no gloves!) at a water spigot in June. They looked like they were cooking for an army. They were very nice to leave alot of the raw fatty skin behind for the flies.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Hooking Up to "Public" Water Spigots?

I'm with the above. It kinda irks me when people do this. You want full
Hook up go to koa.

Plus what's the point of city water if you don't have a site dump?
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People doing stuff in the spigots or boathouses like washing dishes or food drives me bananas. You
Seem to see it more on holidays which is generally armature hour. Lol.
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I would never hook up to water that way. I have a 6 gallon container that I manually fill when in state campgrounds.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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Hooking Up to "Public" Water Spigots?

Even if by a spigot I will fill at a out if the way spigot when I get in.

But u have ran a hose to a spigot temporarily to fill fresh. But now I fill all 90 of fresh even for three days.
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Hooking Up to "Public" Water Spigots?

I only have 50 feet if drinking hose and almost never am I that close as I avoid the spots with the spigot right there as you have a buch of
People traipsing through your site
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Some people have little respect for fellow campers. Leaving a line connected to a public outlet is inappropriate at best. I don't care if they leave their hose [disconnected] near the outlet, but otherwise I have no problem disconnecting it for them. I don't want to piggyback on their fixture.

I have seen campers work together to chain each of their hoses to span maybe 150 feet so each can fill their tanks. But leaving something connected unless you are alone in the park is rude.
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