RI Grants to Fund Pump-Out Stations, Boats

RI Grants to Fund Pump-Out Stations, Boats

Jamestown Press: The state of Rhode Island is accepting applications from marinas, yacht clubs and municipalities to construct, replace, retrofit and maintain marine pump-out boats and land-based facilities.

Boaters have been prohibited from discharging sewage into Rhode Island waters since 1998, when the state became the first in the country to receive no-discharge designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Boat sewage can degrade water quality by introducing bacteria, pathogens and chemicals that are harmful to humans and marine life.

Read more about the grants to fund pump-out facilities in Rhode Island.