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post #5 of Old 03-27-2012
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Re: no discharge zones

Here's the math:

Maryland has about 200,000 registered boats of all kinds. Probably half of them are day use boats without holding tanks. That leaves 100,000 boats with holding tanks averaging, what, 25 gallons? If every boat in MD went up to the Patapsco and dumped, that'd be 2 1/2 million gallons. So every boat in MD would have to get together in one place and dump 7 times a day to equal this mess.

I'm all for clean water, but far too much of this country runs on the backs of the little guys.

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