RV dump station gets go-ahead
October 15, 2020
With a memorandum of understanding officially in place, the Sundance Rod and Gun Club can now move ahead with its proposal to install an RV dump station at the county fairgrounds.
The Sundance City Council and Crook County Commission both moved last week to sign the agreement, which will see the club fund and construct the station and then hand over ownership to the county.
The dump station will be located between the campground area and the last big barn so that it is in close proximity to the campground.
Doug Ramsey presented the idea last month on behalf of the club, explaining that the closure of Sundance’s rest area had created an issue. Whether local or traveling through, RV owners no longer have a place to empty their gray and black water tanks.
This, said Ramsey, is not only an inconvenience. It is also a potential health hazard if owners use ponds and creeks as alternative dumping sites.
The station will have a concrete basin to prevent water from flowing into the creek, a drain flowing into the city sanitary sewer and a hydrant for washing down tanks with a sign explaining it is non-potable water.
According to the agreement, the county will maintain the station once complete and the city will allow a tap onto its utility systems where necessary. The club anticipates that the station will be complete and ready for use in time for next year’s camping season.