Vessel on Puget Sound
– “New rule prohibits vessels from discharging sewage into Puget Sound”
“Puget Sound soon will be off limits to sewage from ships, boats or other vessels, under a new rule that takes effect on May 10.
“Maia Bellon, director of the state Department of Ecology, established the new no-discharge zone following a five-year comment period and approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”
“The new rule bans the discharge of any type of sewage, treated or untreated, within Puget Sound. Vessels looking to empty their loads will need to use a pump-out station or wait until they are out of the no-discharge zone.”
“The no-discharge zone will include all marine waters of Washington state east of a line between the New Dungeness and Discovery Island lighthouses, north to the Canadian border and as far inland as the fresh waters of Lake Washington, and all the water bodies that connect Lake Washington to Puget Sound [including south Puget Sound],” by KOMO-TV 4 News, Seattle.