EPA and New York announce no discharge zone in Long Island Sound

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the Long Island Sound will be a “no discharge zone,” banning boats from discharging sewage into the water within the 760 square mile area.

The EPA stated that boaters must now pump out sewage at specially designed pump-out stations within the sound.

The no discharge zone protects the remaining area of the Long Island Sound that had been open to dumping, uniting with the legislation already in place in Connecticut to protect the sound from dumping.

More information about the “No Discharge Zone” can be found on the EPA website.

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