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Waste-Handling Facilities


Michigan has approximately 280 marina-provided pump-out stations that are widely available to recreational boaters. The 280 pump-outs serve 32,000 boats that have Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs) and are kept at Great Lakes coastal locations in Michigan, including 9,000 boats not kept at marinas. Keeping our environment clean is everybody's job. Please make it yours.

Remember when you caught your first fish?

Our children will not experience that same thrill unless we keep this country's waterways pollution-free. Using pump-out and dump stations is something we can all do to protect our waters.

Keep our water clean–use pump-outs

To report illegal discharge of any sewage, treated or untreated, in the fresh waters of Michigan, call the U.S. Coast Guard at 1-800-424-8802.