RV Park and Campground Briefs

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March 1, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment


From the Twin Falls Times-News:

The Kimberly City Council approved an engineering contract for a recreational vehicle dump that will be connected to the city’s wastewater collection system.

The planned RV dump will be built near the city park and will include a surveillance camera to guard against illegal dumping.

Kimberly’s wastewater agreement with Twin Falls could be jeopardized if substances such as carpet-cleaning chemicals or dairy industry pharmaceuticals were ever dumped, city officials said.

“Under a worst-case scenario, I think you would be looking at a cancellation of the contract,” Public Works Director Rob Wright told the council.

It’s possible that the new RV dump could be constructed with a holding tank or vault to prevent any such contamination. Design work hasn’t begun yet.

“Once the (engineering) contract is signed, we will be jumping right into design,” Ivan McCracken, an engineer with J-U-B Engineers, told the council.

The RV dump will not add substantially to the city’s total wastewater flow, he said. The typical recreational vehicle dumps about 20 gallons of wastewater at a time, while the average house discharges about 350 gallons a day.

The new RV dump was made possible by a $310,000 state grant. Bids for the project will be put out in June and construction is expected to start in July.


From The Oregonian, Portland:

Clackamas County commissioners this week granted preliminary approval to raise multiple fees.

Notable fees up for changes include:

  • Day-use fees of $5 per vehicle at county parks would apply from May 1 to Sept. 30. The season currently runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • A new $8 fee would apply to changes or cancellations of camping and picnic area reservations. Currently, some residents reserve large blocks of campgrounds early only to cancel at the last minute, causing the county to lose out on potential revenue.
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