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The Clean Vessel Act (CVA) was passed in 1992 with the goal of reducing the overboard discharge of sewage from recreational boats—by educating boaters and by providing convenient access to sewage disposal facilities. The program receives funding from the Wallop-Breaux Sportfish Restoration Fund.

The LDWF administers the CVA Grant Program in Louisiana, which began in 1994 with the development of a statewide plan assessing the need for sewage disposal facilities.

Pump-out and/or dump stations are available at various locations around the state, but more are needed. CVA Grant Funds are available to reimburse up to 75% of the costs of installing approved marine sewage disposal facilities. Grants are available to both private businesses and state/local government agencies. For information, please contact the Louisiana CVA Coordinator at 225-765-2800.