Boaters can help protect Puget Sound by using one of the state’s more than 100 free or low-cost pumpout stations to safely pump out sewage from their holding tanks.
Find your nearest pumpout station: http://pumpoutwashington.org/. Some mobile pumpouts will even travel to YOU!
Discharging raw sewage into inland waters like Puget Sound and within 3 miles of a coastline is illegal and harms human health and the environment. Raw or poorly treated sewage contains bacteria and viruses that can spread diseases to humans and wildlife. Sewage in the water can also force swimming beaches and shellfish beds to close.
It all adds up.
Pumping out boat waste holding tanks keeps raw sewage out of Puget Sound waterways and protects shellfish beds.
Contact your local marina for pumpout information, or locate a pumpout station near you.
Map of pumpout stations