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 Post subject: pump out
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:36 pm 

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Hey A quick question

When using a pump out station for Black Water on a 2000 268 Vista .
The Valve for outboard discharge does it need to be closed or does it not matter ?

Cheers Shuman

 Post subject: Re: pump out
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:58 pm 
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It should be closed unless you are offshore at least 3 miles.

What are the sewage discharge regulations/requirements in the United States?

Section 312 of the Clean Water Act requires the use of operable, U.S. Coast Guard-certified marine sanitation devices (MSDs) onboard vessels that are equipped with installed toilets and operating on U.S. navigable waters.
Untreated sewage discharges are prohibited within three miles from shore.
In order to discharge within three miles, sewage must be treated using a U.S. Coast Guard-approved Type I or Type II MSD. Alternatively, sewage may be stored onboard in a holding tank (Type III MSD).
Treated and untreated sewage discharges are prohibited in:
Freshwater lakes, reservoirs and other freshwater impoundments whole inlets or outlets are such as to prevent the ingress or egress by vessel traffic.
Rivers not capable of navigation by interstate vessel traffic.
No-discharge zones (NDZs) (as applicable).
In these areas, sewage effluent generally must be retained onboard in a holding tank (Type III MSD). Operators of vessels equipped with flow-through MSDs (Type I or Type II) must secure the device to prevent overboard discharge.
Visit the No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) by State webpage for more information on the location and applicability of NDZs.

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