Dauphin Island Marina Pump Out Station
Those of us who use Alabama’s waters for boating can put those waters — and the people who use them — at risk if we don’t dispose of our marine sewage properly.
Boat sales are on the rise as recreational boating gains in popularity. Also on the rise is the sale of portable toilets. Portable toilets are not considered installed toilets and can safely store 2 to 9 gallons of human sewage.
The contents of these devices should be emptied at a shoreside dump station or at home and flushed immediately. When dumped directly into the water illegally by boaters, fecal coliform bacteria can enter the water and spread diseases, which may lead to beach closings, contaminated shellfish beds, lowered oxygen levels and added fertility of your lake.
Look for the orange and white signs at marina docks on your lake. These signs are visible wherever pumpouts and dump stations are located. Many pumpout station manufacturers also have special wand attachments to empty the contents of portable toilets. Look for these attachments or ask the marina owner for one.
Be A Responsible Boater: Place Your Waste in Its Proper Place- Use Pumpouts and Dump Stations!
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