What is the Clean Vessel Act?
Congress passed the Clean Vessel Act in 1992 (CVA) to help reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges. The Act established a federal grant program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and authorized money from the Sport Fish Restoration Account of the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund for use by the States. Federal funds are used for public outreach and for installation, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations. Marinas can be reimbursed by these funds for up to 75% of the approved project costs.
Purpose: Provide pumpout and dump stations for boaters to dispose of human waste in an environmentally safe manner. Pumpout stations are used to pump waste out of recreational boat holding tanks. Dump stations are used to empty portable toilets. Appropriate State agencies are the only entities eligible to receive grant funds.
Why Use Pump Out Stations?
NC Clean Marina Program (Division of Coastal Management Website)
NC Clean Boater Program (Division of Coastal Management Website)
Find Out How to Get a Free Pump Watcher:
If your Marina is located on one of the lakes that is owned by Duke Energy, you are eligible to receive a free Pump-Watcher. NCWRC Clean Vessel Act program is now offering to reimburse up to 75% of the cost for Pump-Watcher units. The remaining 25% will be offered through a credit to you by Duke Energy, read Duke Energy Letter.
Pump Watcher ( The Flow Monitor utility for Pumpouts)
Pump Watcher is a reporting system that provide usage data from your pump. Designed to remotely monitor pumpout equipments (pumpout station, pumpout boat, floating restroom...). You are able to track, receive usage, maintenance and performance alert directly to your email or phone and you can schedule proactive service before a failure occurs.