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Maritime Pier Vessel Pumpout Station Now Available

 Gig Harbor, Wash. – December 10th, 2013 – The City of Gig Harbor’s new Maritime Pier, opened in September 2012, now features a year-round vessel pumpout system on the float and is available for visiting boaters. Located at 3003 Harborview Drive, on the west shore of the harbor, the pier provides load and unload ability for commercial vessels and the 12x40-ft float provides pick up and drop off passenger access. The new pumpout system will be available year round and at no charge to the public.   

The City encourages the use of pumpouts to dispose of waste on watercraft. Discharging raw sewage in inland waters and within three miles of the coast is illegal, and it’s bad for human health and the environment. The new system on the Maritime Pier also provides a non-potable water line for use with the vessel pumpout system. Previously, a seasonal pumpout station was only available at nearby Jerisich Dock where moorage is available year round and limited to 48-hour stays.

More information about the Maritime Pier is at http://www.cityofgigharbor.net/page.php?id=1701.

Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City.

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