Table of Contents
Is your marine toilet has ay valve What must you do in a no discharge zone?
Federal law also states that if you have a holding tank with a “Y” valve allowing direct overboard discharge of untreated waste, it must be secured in the closed position while operating in all inland and coastal waters.
Where do boats empty their toilets?
The waste is held on board in a very large tank and has to be emptied out at a special marine pump out facility which can cost you a few dollars – but it isn’t much. Pump out toilets are the perfect option for those who intend to live on their boats, or spending weeks/months on end out on the water.
What should not be discharged from your boat?
Federal law prohibits the release of waste matter of any kind into U.S. waters. This includes trash, garbage, oil and other liquid pollutants. In addition, these rules apply to all boat types and depend on how far your boat is from shore. Note: It’s ALWAYS illegal to dump plastic into the water.
What do you do in a no discharge zone?
What you must do in a no discharge zone is to be certain that the “Y” valve is secured in the closed position. There are certain rules that guide discharge of sewage and waste while on a vessel. Anyone that uses the boat might want to use the onboard facilities.
When do you need A Y-valve on a boat?
Well, the U.S. Coast Guard and most marine law enforcement agencies are a bit fussy about Y-valves. They generally require any Y-valve that is plumbed to an overboard discharge be padlocked to the holding tank position when a vessel is operating in coastal waters.
What do you do with a Y valve on a MSD?
The type I and II MSDs with “Y” valves used in directing the waste overboard must be properly secured and the valve must be closed. The Type III MSDs doesn’t provide any treatment; however, collected waste taken should be disposed properly. It can be disposed of pump-out or in a dump station.
What should I do if my marine toilet has a Y valve?
The type I and II MSDs are mostly found on the large vessels and before waste can be discharged, it must be treated with chemicals in order to kill the bacteria. The type I and II MSDs with “Y” valves used in directing the waste overboard must be properly secured and the valve must be closed.