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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Supervisor Romaine Urges Boaters to Obey the Law and Use Pump-Out Stations and Pump-Out Boats

Supervisor in front of pump out boat

Farmingville, NY -  The summer boating season is upon us and Supervisor Ed Romaine is spearheading a Town wide campaign reminding boaters to properly dispose of boat sewage at Town marina pumping stations, pump boats and barges. Brookhaven is a federally designated "No Discharge Zone" and the overboard discharge of boat sewage is prohibited in all the town's waterways. In the summer of 2018, the Town serviced nearly 8,000 boats, pumping approximately 200,000 gallons of sewage. Pictured at left, alongside one of the Town’s new Pump-Out boats at Port Jefferson Marina are Supervisor Romaine (left) and Brookhaven Town Harbormaster Karl Guyer (right). Pictured at right Supervisor Romaine and Harbormaster Guyer at a new pump station at the Port Jefferson Marina.

To accommodate the high number of seasonal boaters, the Town has Pump-Out stations at Port Jefferson Marina, Mount Sinai Marina, Forge River Marina in Mastic and Blue Point Marina. The Town also deploys four pump-out boats, two on the north shore at Port Jefferson Marina and Mt. Sinai Marina and two on the south shore covering east and west, including Fire Island from Great Gun to Ocean Bay. Additionally, the Town operates two pump-out barges, at Port Jefferson Marina and Sandspit Marina in Patchogue. Use of the pump-out stations and boats is free of charge. The Pump-Out boats and barges are available two weeks before Memorial Day until Columbus Day. Days and hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, weather permitting. Pump-Out stations are operational as follows:

•Forge River Marina in Mastic24 hours per day / 7 days a week
•Blue Point Marina8:00 am to 6:00 pm / 7 days a week
•Mt. Sinai Marina8:00 am to 6:00 pm / 7 days a week
•Port Jefferson MarinaTBD


Supervisor Romaine said, “We are making the proper disposal of boat sewage more convenient for everybody, so there is no excuse for illegal dumping. I ask that all boaters follow the law and use our pump-out boats and stations to help keep our waterways clean.”

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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