Sewage from boats harms the environment, particularly in busy or poorly flushed anchorages, and sensitive areas such as shellfish beds. In Canada, it is illegal to dump sewage from boats within three nautical miles of shore (unless pump-outs are not available, and you cannot get three miles offshore).
Use pump-out services where available – otherwise, ensure that you are in open waters, or as far offshore as possible in the fastest-flowing ebbing waters, before emptying your holding tank.
Visit our boater sewage and grey water page for more information, tips and resources.
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Please note: the information on this map was last updated Aug 2023. Although we have tried to provide information that is as accurate as possible, we recognize that pump-out services are subject to change so we recommend contacting the facility before your visit. Please contact us if there is an error or missing facility.