March 21, 2018

Soundkeeper’s Pumpout Fleet Completes over 1,000 pumpouts


Soundkeeper’s Pumpout Program has removed approximately 21,000 gallons of waste to date from over 1,000 individual vessel pumpouts this 2014 boating season.  Waste is off-loaded from our boats at Marine Sewage Disposal Facility (MSDF) locations and then piped to waste water treatment plants.  Dumping sewage in the Soupump_up_programnd causes environmental harm and that is why we make it as easy as possible for boaters to get waste tank pumpouts without even having to be at their boat.

In addition, Soundkeeper is offering the incentive of free Nubo Reuseable water filter bottles to top pumpout users in each of our major service areas to promote use of our pumpout boats and to reduce plastic pollution in the Sound.  Reducing single use water bottles is important since in the U.S. we discard more than 60 million plastic water bottles each day, and 80% of these ends up as waste in our environment.  This pumpout incentive will be distributed at the end of the 2014 boating season in October.  Thank you for helping us to protect and preserve the Sound!