Originally Posted by caberg
The moral of this story: The Chesapeake Bay is nasty. Boaters justify dumping their sewage overboard because the neighboring municipalities are already dumping so much that no one will notice the difference.
Not ONE of us has advocated boaters dump their tanks..If you don't like the perspective or opinion, that is fine, but drop the assumptions.
Having had a boat on the Chesapeake for well over 40 years, I have never dumped anything in the bay, let alone sewage. Nor have I personally known a fellow boater to have done so. You too, make assumptions that are unfounded.
I DO however, encourage the use of on board treatment systems, and have had a hold-n-treat system and was, and still am confident that it's discharge (legal, btw) is cleaner and more robust than any shore side system or septic tank