FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2014
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North Hempstead Unveils New Pump-out Station at Town Dock
Purchased using Clean Vessel Assistance Program grant
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce that the Town has installed a new pump-out unit at the Town Dock in Port Washington, allowing boaters to empty sewage from their boat’s bathrooms at no charge. The new station was purchased through a New York State grant received by the Town.
“It is wonderful to see this project completed which continues to encourage our boaters to keep our waterways clean,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We have received so many positive comments from boaters so far and look forward to providing additional pump-out units in the future.”
Since 2011 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has banned boaters from dumping sewage from their boats into the water.
The new pump-out station is more technologically efficient and will replace an older unit. It was purchased through a grant by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation’s (EFC) Clean Vessel Assistance Program (CVAP). The $10,000 grant paid for 75% of the cost of the unit as well as 75% of the installation costs.
Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio who represents the Port Washington area said, "The new pump out station is a wonderful addition to our Town Dock.”
The station adds to the Town’s existing fleet of two pump-out boats, one of which was purchased last year. In the future, the Town plans to purchase two additional stationary pump-out units for Manorhaven Beach Park and North Hempstead Beach Park, which have been approved for a grant under the CVAP.
For more information, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.
North Hempstead Waterfront Advisor Tom Rice, Public Safety Commissioner Andrew DeMartin, Supervisor Bosworth, Councilwoman De Giorgio and Chief Bay Constable Mal Nathan, with the new pumpout station in the foreground.
North Hempstead Waterfront Advisor Tom Rice, Public Safety Commissioner Andrew DeMartin, Supervisor Bosworth, Councilwoman De Giorgio and Chief Bay Constable Mal Nathan