Originally Posted by HeadHoncho
...I still want 'em to do a clean-water flush of the pumpout hose before hanging it up.
I agree that'd be nice but is not always a good idea. As I've said before enforcement is an industry that demands feeding, if they saw the pump
out hose in the water I am positive they would swoop into action.
For others that do not work with hoses or just never really thought about why that guy is walking the hose:
Best to treat the hose as if it contains waste, as it likely does. That means holding up valved end of the hose to let contents flow back down the hose. If the hose feels full walk the contents further down the hose so you can hold an empty section high enough that those contents stay away from the end. Then make the hose connection.
Removing the hose can also be tricky. Sometimes it is best to break the seal while the pump
is running (in reverse/vacuum) or just let the connection drain for a while before closing valve and breaking connection. All the while being aware that the hose behind you may be holding a little surprise should you forget to close the valve before dropping the hose, or break vacuum and allow it to flow back to the connection.
Rinsing everything off is nice and OK with the enforcement flock, unless it is an actual spill, then you have a bird of a different feather.