Thursday, July 28, 2022

Maryland's Back Creek is now a Black Creek?

More trouble in the paradise of poop, er, Maryland.  Yet another government source of human waste flowing into the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore Sun Article 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Marathon, FL USA

Yet another failure of "No Discharge Zone" legislation.  In the Florida Keys it is illegal for a boat to treat their waste and discharge via a USCG approved Marine Sanitation System (Type I or Type II).  So what is one forced to do; pump it out at a marina where it goes to a government facility and then they can discharge it raw into the surrounding waters.  I guess poop from government doesn't stink?

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Confused in Vero Beach

 While the article is dated Nov. 4, 2019 the content is a recurring theme amongst those that want to blame boaters for municipal waste treatment issues and spills.

"Environmental group wants to stop boats dumping waste in Vero Beach, Indian River Lagoon" - TCTimes

Again, it is already illegal for boats/ships/vessels to discharge raw, untreated waste in the waters around Vero Beach, FL.  What good will it do to outlaw the use of currently legal waste treatment systems?  I suggest The Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County  may want to spend their time and resources on working with the city of Vero Beach to contain land-based sewage spills:

Think about it:  Treat it on a boat or put it into a failing municipal system via pump-out?  What's next; we treat waste on boats and then hand it over at a pump out so it is nice and sterile going into a failing municipal system?

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Here we go again with the attacks on recreational (and commercial) boating described as "No Discharge".  What do these organizations not understand about TREATED waste (just like, if not cleaner than a pump-out)?  Who is funding these sponsors?  What is their actual goal (as it sure isn't clean water)?  Ask your representatives to comment soon as you can:


Content you can ask your representatives to use is at the right side of

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Officials: 3,700 gallons of sewage spills in North Carolina.

MARION, N.C. (AP) — Excessive rain from Tropical Storm Isaias caused nearly 3,700 gallons (14,006 liters) of sewage to spill into a river in North Carolina, officials said.

The discharge happened at the Clinchfield sewer pump station in Marion when rainfall entered into the collection system Monday, the city said in a news release. The untreated waste water then spilled into an “unnamed tributary of Lake James” in the Catawba River Basin, the release said.