It's the Law

Discharge of Sewage and Waste


It is illegal for a vessel to discharge sewage into the waters of Vermont.

All vessels equipped with a marine toilet must have a waste-water holding system to prevent the discharge of waste products into surrounding waters.

Any holding tank that is designed to allow discharge into the water (such as a those with a Y valve) must have the openings sealed shut. Also any discharge lines, pipes, or hoses must be disconnected and stored while the vessel is on Vermont waters.

Residential use of vessels with overnight sleeping facilities is prohibited on waters that do not have sanitary waste pump-out facilities.

Marine Sanitation Device (MSD)
Marine Sanitation Device (MSD)