Gordon, Ngongotaha and Ardmore, when Ngongotaha was put in I questioned Brian Stanley as to why they were built high above the ground instead of at or below ground level, and was told that it was the consent design. I detest having to get into my camper after walking around in all the shi__ty water, that seems to get spilt around these sites. If they were slightly below ground level with a wide concrete apron around them, this could be hosed down after use and left clean for the next customer.
The other concern of mine is the placement of the fresh water hose about 1mtr away from the dump hole and 2mts from the washdown hose. There is no reason why the Ngongotaha fresh hose could not be located near the fence 10/20mtrs away from the dump. I had a situation at Ardmore where 2 vehicles at dump, so parked behind camper that was putting away his hose, 3 more vans arrive then guy in front of me says I still got to fill my fresh tanks, 40 minutes later I got to the dump. There is a toilet block 20mtrs away with water, why can't the fresh taps be located along the fence over there, thus freeing up the dump for dumping.
In Australia all the new dumps are set low in the ground, and I can not recall ever seeing a fresh water tap located next to a dump. There is a hygiene issue here.
Dad, when I grow up, I want to be a pilot
Son, you can't do both