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  • n. Water that is not clean enough to be potable, such as having been used for washing, but not contaminated with fecal matter or other source of dangerous bacteria or dangerous or noxious materials.


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  • Once a month, we fill the tank in a location where water is plentiful, add one cup of ordinary chlorine bleach not the lemon-scented or no-scent kinds per ten gallons of capacity, and then drain the tank into a suitable depository, as we would empty the gray water tanks.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • The eastern steppes were a golden sea of grain, rippled by wind in imitation of the foam-bedecked waves of gray water to the south; and the last of the sweet clusters of plump, round grapes, bursting with juice, beckoned to be picked.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Some­thing dark was sliding through the gray water — something dark and shark silent.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • White, weathered old bones of once-living trees, sculpted into twisted contours, relieved the flat sands, and the wide expanse of blue gray water glinted in the long rays of the setting sun.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Remember, the kitchen sink, shower/ bath, bathroom sink, washer/dryer, and dishwasher water goes into the gray water tank.

    The RVer’s Bible


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