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CLEAN VESSEL ACT Grant FUNDING
Keeping the waters clean
Since 2001, we have received over $21 million dollars in federal grants. That has funded nearly 140 marine sewage disposal system projects across the state.
The program continues to support ongoing operations and maintenance of more than 140 stationary pumpouts and dump stations, and free mobile pumpout services at 10 coastal marinas.
We are proud to support Washington boaters, who have prevented millions of gallons of sewage from contaminating Washington’s waters by using CVA pump-out facilities. A clean marine environment is very important for everyone to enjoy the beautiful bodies of water throughout Washington. Boaters are leaders in keeping Washington’s waterways clean.
puget sound is now a no-discharge zone for vessel sewage
The Washington State Department of Ecology established a Vessel Sewage No Discharge Zone (NDZ) for Puget Sound and certain adjoining waters. The NDZ was adopted April 9, 2018, after a five-year public process and approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The rule is effective May 10, 2018. Learn more about the NDZ.