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SD - yes, I am aware that "legally" a woman cannot pee into the toilet, and flush it overboard, but she can hang her a$$ overboard, and it is legal. I may be wrong, but I was under the belief that she could also pee in a bucket, and then empty it overboard, without breaking the law. Either way, the pee is going in the water, so do you ask the girl to hang overboard (or go for a "swim"), or does she pee in the head, put the paper in a garbage can, and flush the pee overboard.
If everone plumbs directly to a holding tank, which will easily fill up, if you put every " pee" in there, then you will have a full tank, and likely have people dumping all of it's contents in the water, as things start to back up.
I am environmentally conscious, and normally not a law breaker. I do jay -walk from time to time, and remark others doing it as well. I do feel that it, along with peeing in the Atlantic ocean, are among the lesser crimes!
Sadly, cities like Saint John, NB still dispense approx 70% of the cities raw sewage, untreated, into the Bay of Fundy. The only reason it doesn't appear poluted, is the power of the 25' + tides that pretty much displaces everything.
Not sure about cruise ships either, but are they allowed to dump huge tanks, a few miles off shore, or is that illegal?