This means that boats cannot use the ocean as a dumping ground for sewage.
This milestone in the clean water initiative began in 2006, with the proactive effort of David Gould, Plymouth’s Environment Manager.
Gould says he had help:“There are quite a few people here in the town of Plymouth, myself, Chad Hunter, Harbormaster, and Don Gorley with our Harbormaster’s Division, who all initiated it.”
Gould says, to help boaters comply with the no discharge requirement, “We have a pump-out boat that can go around and pump out recreational boats. We have a shore site system where commercial vessels can come and pump out their sewage and therefore not discharge into the bay.”