The typical RV Waste Water
System in Recreational Vehicles consists of one or more sinks, a toilet, a tub and/or shower, two
types of waste water holding tanks, plus drains and accessories needed to empty the holding
tanks. One holding tank is the Black RV Waste Water Tank and the other is the
Grey RV Waste Water Tank.
Understanding the basics of Black and Grey Water RV Holding Tanks, their components, accessories and how they
function will save you frustration, money and time.
RV Plumbing Fixtures consist of the
fixtures and pipes that distribute and collect the water in an RV for storage and eventual disposal into
an waste water treatment system.
Your Black RV Water Holding Tank
receives human wastes from the RV Toilet. Human wastes contain friendly
bacteria. With time and adequate ventilation, Mother Nature will decompose
these wastes and turn them into carbon dioxide and water.
Grey RV Waste Water System Tanks
Many RV's have two Grey RV Water Holding
Tanks. The main Grey Water Tank receives all the Wastewater from sinks, showers and bathtubs. If
there is a second tank it is usually the Galley Tank. This tank receives Wastewater from the kitchen and bar
Most Grey Water Wastes contain soaps, greases and food wastes from washing, cleaning and cooking. Because most
of these wastes do not contain Natural Bacteria, there is little if any Bacterial Digestion that takes place.
RV Waste Water System Toilet
Most toilets in RV's are the only plumbing fixture connected to the Black Water Holding Tank. Many of
today's new RV's have one or more tanks that hold both Black and Grey Waste Water.
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RV Waste Water Holding Tank Odors
Vents need to be properly located and large enough to provide sufficient air flow to allow
odors to escape, for bacteria in bacterial digestants to grow and eliminate RV Waste Water Holding Tank
That is, if you are using Bacterial
Digestion Treatment that utilize Mother Nature's Bacterial Digestion Process to do the job of
eliminating organic wastes in your RV's Holding Tanks.
RV Waste Water Holding Tank Problems
Most RV Waste Water Holding Tank
Problems go unnoticed until odors, clogs or other causes bring them to the RVers attention. Then
they need a Bacterial treatment to solve the problem.