Mobile Pumpout Boat Service Available August 8 on Newfound Lake, Bristol, NH
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program will be offering a mobile pumpout boat service at Newfound Lake, Bristol on August 8, 2010. CVA funds are administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to states for the implementation of resources for boat sewage removal. Funding may support stationary facilities as well as mobile pumpout options to cater to transient, docked or moored vessels. It is the intention of the DES to supplement existing sewage removal efforts and provide a new option for lakes without facilities through this pilot project.
All NH inland waters are designated as a “No Discharge Area.” Sewage, whether treated or not, and graywater are prohibited as an overboard discharge per RSA 487:2-3. Boats cannot contain devices that will allow for overboard discharge of treated/untreated boat sewage or graywater. Greater accessibility to pumpout options for recreational boaters assists in the reduction of environmental impacts on the freshwaters of the state.
The DES pumpout boat crew will be available on Sunday, August 8, primarily in the area of the Wellington State Park boat launch. Pumpouts may be requested free of charge, on site, through VHF 9 or by calling 603-834-0540.
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