Keeping It Clean

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

A sure sign of spring on Casco Bay is the emergence of pleasure boats from their winter wraps, along with the pumpout facilities that serve them.

Casco Bay’s newest pumpout station is being installed in Maine’s newest town, Chebeague Island. Harbormaster Ron Tozier, who championed the project along with Selectman David Hill, hopes to have the pumpout station operational by mid-June.

Since 1995, Friends of Casco Bay’s pumpout boat has provided a convenient, legal way of disposing of vessel sewage, keeping over 136,000 gallons of raw sewage from being dumped into our coastal waters. For a fee of $10 for a 20-gallon holding tank, we will service recreational boats in their slips or on their moorings; owners do not have to be present. Contact Pumpout Captain Jim Splude at pumpout [at] cascobay [dot] org or (207) 776-0136 to schedule an appointment after May 27th.