Pumpouts in Southern California: Are Boaters Pumping or Dumping?

Pumping out sewage from boats might not be appealing but is obviously necessary if lavatory facilities are utilized onboard. The proper use of pumpout stations is vital to keep boats and harbors clean and fresh.

Dumping of sewage by recreational boaters is suspected, Oceanside Harbor Maintenance Supervisor Steve Rodriguez mentioned. However, the consensus among certain local coastal city employees is pumpouts are being used but not always properly…

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