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.
Clean Marina Programs
Gallons of sewage have been prevented from contaminating Floridas waterways by
Clean Vessel Act pumpout facilities. Reporting
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Clean Marina Workshop & Clean Boating Partnership Meeting, Riviera Beach City Marina, 200 E 13th Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404.
Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club Marina
is located in Marathon on the Gulf side surrounded by pristine waters.
Our marina was designed and built by carefully focusing our effort in preserving, nurturing and protecting the marine habitat, and in order to achieve our objective, we contacted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee. Thanks to the guidance and expertise of the team in Tallahassee, we were introduced to the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program and learned of the pumpout grant available for the installation of our state of the art pumpout system.
We are proud to announce we have now a full comprehensive pumpout system for our 74-slip marina that includes a fixed pumpout station at our fuel dock, a pumpout connection at each slip on our West Basin and a portable system on our East Basin. Pumpout service is provided free of charge, seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
I encourage marina operators to take advantage of the CVA program. You will receive great positive feedback from the boating community and fantastic support from the Clean Vessel Act team, but, more importantly, you will be protecting and preserving our waters for future generations. Please join us by getting a CVA pumpout grant and helping make a difference.
General Manager, Faro Blanco Marina and Yacht Club