The Clean Vessel Act (CVA) of 1992 was signed into law to reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges, prohibiting the
discharge of raw sewage into fresh water or within coastal salt-water limits. The act established a federal grant program
administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which to date has awarded nearly $150 million for states to install
thousands of sewage pumpout stations. The program, housed within DEPs Office of Sustainable Initiatives, provides grants
for construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and purchase of pumpout
boats and educational programs for boaters.
CVA Application Info
Clean Marina Programs
March 5, 2015
Gallons of sewage have been prevented from contaminating Floridas waterways by
Clean Vessel Act pumpout facilities.
National Marina Day,
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day
is a nationwide boating event dedicated to
grow boating participation across North
The Florida Clean Marina Program
encourages you to join other marinas
throughout the state to showcase your
facility to your community and to your
Florida and visiting boaters. View the
National Marina Day website for more
information and to learn how to order
your resource kit.
Register for National Marina Day or find
participating marina so you can plan a
fun day for your family and friends.
Testimonial from current CVA pumpout grant recipient:
Shell Point Marina in Ruskin is proud to serve the central Florida boating community as a marina and full service boat yard. Shell Point began as a fish camp in the 1930s and has evolved into a state-of-the-art modern facility. Shell Point is happy to announce a completed total renovation, including new haul out equipment, customer's pavilion, remodeled restrooms, new boat ramp, and new docks including haul out docks. Our marina is the new recipient of a CVA grant that helped us purchase and install our new pumpout system. All pumpouts are offered free of charge.
Our experience with grant process from start to finish was very positive, and we encourage all other marinas that are considering getting a pumpout to get a grant with the CVA program. It will help our environment, and, with the help of the office staff, it was easy to do.