How Marina Operators Can Help
As a marina operator, there are a number of things you can do to protect the waters you depend on for your livelihood:
Install pump-out and dump station facilities -- on your own, with nearby
marinas or through the Marine Sewage Pumpout and Dump Station Grant Program.
Establish and enforce a locked head policy.
If you have pumpout or dump stations, post a standardized
sign. Signs are available free from the Division of Coastal Management.
Maintain your pumpout or dump stations in good working order.
Encourage boaters to use pumpouts and dump stations.
Give boaters information on marine sewage.
Participate in surveys on pumpouts, dump stations and
For more information on Marine Sewage Pumpout and Dump Station Grant Program, contact the Division of Coastal Management.
For additional ideas on how your marina can help protect water quality, check out our manuals on Best Management Practices for N.C. Marinas and Stormwater Best Management Practices
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