New York pumpout program given national award

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The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp.'s Clean Vessel Assistance Program recently received the State Organization for Boating Access national award for excellence.

The national non-profit organization for the promotion of recreational boating presented the 2011 award at its annual National Boating Access Conference Sept. 26-29 in La Crosse, Wis.

“New York is very deserving of SOBA’s 2011 State CVA Program, and we applaud them for their continued efforts to keep our nation’s waterways in clean, working order,” State Organization for Boating Access president James Adams said.

The Clean Vessel Assistance Program is a federally funded effort that provides grants to marinas for the installation, renovation and replacement of pumpout stations for the removal and disposal of recreational boater septic waste.

About 1.5 million gallons of septic waste is collected each year and disposed of in a safe, sanitary manner, resulting in a positive effect on the overall quality of New York state waters.

Click here for information about New York’s program.

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