The Clean Vessel Act

How to Operate a Pumpout

Pumpout Operation - Remove cap 1. Remove cap from boat's deck waste fitting.
Pumpout Operation - Insert hose into fitting 2. Insert hose nozzle into deck fitting. (You may need an adapter to make it fit. Marinas generally have them available. They are also for sale in boat stores.)
Operate Pumpout - Turn pump on 3. Turn pump on. If there is a hose valve, open it to start suction.
Operate Pumpout - Turn off pump 4. When waste is no longer seen in sightglass, close hose valve, turn off pump and remove nozzle from deck fitting.
Operate Pumpout - put nozzel in bucket of water for rinse 5. Put nozzle (with open valve) in bucket of water for 15 seconds to rinse hose. If desired, rinse boat’s tank with water and pump dry.
Operate Pumpout - close valve 6. Close the hose valve. Put away hose. Turn off the pump and replace the deck fitting cap.

For your convenience we have the above "How to Operate a Pumpout" (PDF).


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