Join Date: May 2002
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The dawg is correct which simply means that you will have to have a conventional holding tank and pump out capability if you sail or plan to sail in no discharge zones WHICH ARE GROWING...and in recent years have come to include all of the Florida Keys and parts of the Chesapeake as well as the list below:
"Currently 6 States have all (or nearly all) of their surface waters designated as NDZs. Those States are: Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. In addition, 11 other States have segments of their surface waters designated as NDZs. Those states are: California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Vermont."
Given the creep of the NDZ's it seems to me to be pretty hard to justify the expense and potential additional complexity/repairs that come with a Lectrasan. I wish the gov't would just eliminate NDZ's AND mandate Lectrasan type MSD's which profide more effective sewage treatment than most municipalities do before they dump in state waters. Then we could have clean water AND eliminate the whole pumpout station mess!