How to Save Water While RV Camping
Every Californian out there is aware of the serious drought we are currently experiencing, as well as the day-to-day consequences that result from this statewide water shortage. Since it is up to all of us to take on the responsibilities of smart water conservation, it is important to remember the ways to do so while RV camping. There are in fact several proven methods, which can help you and your family reduce your water consumption and waste during your next RV camping trip.
10 Water Saving Tips while RV Camping
Take the following list of 10 tips that can help you save water while RV camping:
1. Inspect the holding tank heater for the water supply of the RV to make sure it is functioning properly, as well as to set the thermostat at the appropriate temperate for the living space during the RV camping trip.
2. When out hiking for the day or when the family is otherwise occupied outside of the RV for the majority of the day, it is wise to always remember to temporarily turn the water heater to a low setting, thus reducing the amount of heat and therefore water being wasted.
3. Prior to leaving for your RV camping trip, consider wrapping the water lines with inline pipe heaters, throughout the entirety of the water line.
4. Fix all leaky faucets! Even with an RV on a short RV camping trip, the water wasted from a leaky faucet can accumulate. Keep in mind that over the course of a year, one leaky faucet in your RV can potentially waste up to 3,280 gallons of water!
5. Over the course of an RV camping trip, you will likely need to boil water on more than one occasion; therefore, remember to use the hot water from the sink to fill up your pot in order to expedite the boiling process!
6. If when RV camping you happen to have the luxury of a dishwasher, one excellent water-saving approach is to only run the dishwasher for full loads! Over time this strategy saves a tremendous amount of water, due to the fact that an average dishwasher uses 15 gallons of hot water per load. Some campers would be surprised to learn that even hand washing your dishes uses up to 20 gallons of water!
7. Always remember to use cold water when running your RV’s food disposer! The use of hot water while running the disposer slows the process down which will force you to use more water in the long run.
8. One eco friendly device that can help reduce your water consuming on an RV camping trip, is called a shower head water restrictor, a device that will reduce the flow of water.
9. Another common trick many campers will use to save water while RV camping involves filling the basin of the sink with water in order to shave instead constantly turning the faucet on and off. This can drastically reduce the amount of water wasted on your vacation.
10. Last but not least, after eating meals on dish-ware that is to be washed, remember to scrape off any remaining food into the trash prior to rinsing them off in the sink in order to reduce to amount of water necessary to clean the dishes.