It is against the law to pollute the water with things like oil, garbage, hydrocarbons and untreated sewage in inland waters. Oil, fuel, anti-freeze and transmission fluid are a few examples of pollutants that harm the environment when pumped overboard.
The operator of the pleasure craft shall report any discharge of a pollutant boat that occurs or if a discharge is likely.
The Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals addresses major risks to the health of our waterways and shorelines such as sewage, garbage an hydrocarbons. Sewage contains, among other things, human or animal body waste, drainage and other waste from toilets.
These regulations prohibit the use of freestanding portable toilets. They also require that boats fitted with toilets be equipped with either a holding tank or a marine sanitation device. If your boat was built before May 3, 2007, you must comply with these regulations by May 3, 2012. Boats built on or after May 3, 2007, must comply immediately