Online Map Locates Pumpout Facilities for Recreational Boaters
More Sites Expected as NYS Environmental Facilities Corp. Announces $2 Million in New Funding, Applications Now Being Accepted from Public - and Privately-Owned Marinas
The Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) is now offering an online map showing the location of more than 280 pumpout facilities on Lake Ontario, the Long Island Sound, the Erie Canal, the Hudson River and other waterbodies used by recreational boaters. EFC also announced that a new round of funding for the Clean Vessel Assistance Program (CVAP) is making more than $2 million available for new pumpouts or the repair of existing facilities.
“Thanks to EFC’s Clean Vessel Assistance Program, approximately 1.5 million gallons of septic waste is collected each year for onshore disposal and treatment, resulting in cleaner water in lakes and rivers,” said EFC President and CEO Matthew J. Driscoll. “EFC is proud to announce the development of this online map and looks forward to continuing its work with community-owned and private marinas throughout New York State to protect, preserve and enhance the quality of New York’s navigable waterways.”
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