COLLECTION, UNDERWATER STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF PLEASURECRAFT WASTE. FEASIBILITY OF CONNECTING SEWAGE HOLDING TANKS ON BOARD RECREATIONAL WATERCRAFT TO A DOCKSIDE COLLECTION SYSTEM AND STORAGE IN AN UNDERWATER TANK

A pilot plant was designed, constructed and operated to show the feasibility of providing a facility for the collection, storage and disposal of waste from recreational watercraft. An on-board holding tank was installed in each of ten boats for total impoundment of all effluent and for the connection to a dockside sewage collection system through a quick- connect coupling. Each boat was provided with a pump, tank and macerator. At dockside, each boat holding tank was pumped directly into a piped collection system. The project demonstrated that on-board storage of watercraft waste and subsequent discharge to an underwater storage tank was effective and economical. This project showed that the discharge of sewage from boats into rivers, lakes, waterways and estuaries could be eliminated. ( Author )

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in Cooperation with Silver Schwartz, Limited, Washington, D. C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Underwater Storage, Incorporated

    1028 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FWPCA-DAST10W7002283, FWPCA-15020DHE-09/69
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-12-493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1970 12:00AM