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California - Pumpout Station

For those who own a recreational watercraft, you must exercise diligence when it comes to protecting the waters of California. If you have installed a marine sanitation system such as a toilet, it must be connected to a holding tank with USCG certification, or you must make it secure so that there will be no discharges of sewage into the water.

The Clean Vessel Program provides boater education programs to promote public awareness about boat sewage and its proper disposal.

Recreational boaters can look for the following universal symbol, which directs boaters to public pumpout stations: 

 Pumpout station

Marine sanitation devices and pump out stations are readily available throughout the state. You can help by never dumping raw sewage into California waters.


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