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    Senior Member Tony B's Avatar
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    Waste Treatment System

    I just installed a new Electric Toilet and a PuraSan Waste Treatment System. It turned out to be Project From Hell. My boat is not user friendly when it comes to running new electrical wiring and any kind of hoses. Anyway, after about 2 1/2 weeks, installation it is now complete and the new system is in service.
    It has enough hoses to rival a nuclear power plant. On the plus side - no more pump-outs unless we are in a Zero Discharge Zone. And if we are, we still have the other head and holding tank in the aft section of the boat to keep the authorities happy.
    It's definitely an interesting system. Wont know if it's worth the $2K or not at least for another few months. I think it will turn out to be worth its weight in gold.
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    we don't have any pumpouts anywhere in our area. our boat came with the purisan system and I love it. its been virtually maintenance free except for changing the tablet every year.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony B View Post
    unless we are in a Zero Discharge Zone.
    This always amazes me. I am in a Zero Discharge Zone, sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing gets pumped overboard from the Head. Grey water yes. And then you guys hundreds of miles from the GOM can pump over board and then sit / swim in it.

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    its coast guard approved and inspected.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
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    Trouble is it's not legal in "NO DISCHARGE" areas. TVA included.

    Quote Originally Posted by 42gibson View Post
    its coast guard approved and inspected.
    The fries are cold so we gave you extra.

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    Here are the TVA No Discharge Zones I found on a TVA site

    TVA No Discharge Lakes Include:

    Beech River Projects
    Boone
    Cherokee
    Douglas
    Ft. Patrick Henry
    Nolichucky
    Normandy
    Norris
    Ocoee 1, 2, 3

    Tims Ford
    Watauga
    Wilbur
    Appalachia
    Hiwassee
    Nottely
    Blue Ridge
    Bear Creek Projects
    Fontana

    All the rest are OK with a Type 1 MSD.

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    Last edited by Tony B; 12-08-2014 at 07:17 PM.
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    No discharge means exactly that. The only legal recourse is a holding tank and a pump out.

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    Also, many marinas have gone no discharge regardless of how the lake is controlled.

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    That will be my little secret.
    There are boats in every marina that never leave the slip and makes one wonder how they are getting rid of their waste.
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    we stopped at a lake 3 years ago by bowling green ky and the marina sent a waste barge around weekly to pump boats out at the dock
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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