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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 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.
Pump-out station
Marine sanitation device diagram

Pump-Out Station Sign

Pump-Out Station sign
Signs like these are posted at pump-out stations in Vermont.