Pump don’t dump

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Environment

September 1st

Sea-farers around Falmouth are being urged to pump out waste from their vessels using Falmouth Harbours’ newly installed black-water reception facility – rather than dumping it into the sea.

The £19,000 investment at North Quay aims to curb the amount of raw sewage
pollution by the many craft which use the waters of Falmouth Bay, Falmouth
Harbour and the Carrick Roads each year – which poses a threat to sealife and
eco-systems as well as public health.

Any boat or craft with a holding tank can pump-out using the waste water
station, which directs effluent into the sewerage system to be appropriately
treated by South West Water. The service is free to all Falmouth Haven berth
and mooring customers, while other users will be asked to spend just £12 a
pump to help cover running costs. For the full press release please click here.

 

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