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Old 08-03-2018, 09:03 PM   #1
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We just spent two nights at Discovery Harbour Marina in Campbell River, BC. Never stopped here before. While checking in, I was reading the list of do's and don't's. One of the items said No Grey Water Discharge Overboard In The Marina. I asked and they said it was true. They also said they don't have a way of pumping out grey water even if you have a holding tank for it. One of the sailboat live-a-boards said it was mostly ignored. We probably won't be staying here again.
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I just noticed, a few days ago, that no grey water discharge is allowed now in Tod Inlet.

Fooey. I gues we can't visit there anymore.

I built and installed the toilet holding tank many years ago but there is no more room unless I kick some thing else out. Engine
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Pirates Cove Marine Park also.
"Park regulations prohibit the discharge of sewage or grey water while moored in Pirates Cove." quoted from the website.

C electric, could to tell me where you found the information about Tod Inlet?
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We just spent two nights at Discovery Harbour Marina in Campbell River, BC. Never stopped here before. While checking in, I was reading the list of do's and don't's. One of the items said No Grey Water Discharge Overboard In The Marina.
Isn't there about a 12 knot current going past there twice a day? Is their seawall that effective?
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Well dang it. We were headed for Pirates Cove tomorrow.
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I think in the last or second to last issue of Pacific Yachting. An article about Tod Inlet.
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No grey water at Wallace Island either.
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We just spent two nights at Discovery Harbour Marina in Campbell River, BC. Never stopped here before. While checking in, I was reading the list of do's and don't's. One of the items said No Grey Water Discharge Overboard In The Marina. I asked and they said it was true. They also said they don't have a way of pumping out grey water even if you have a holding tank for it. One of the sailboat live-a-boards said it was mostly ignored. We probably won't be staying here again.
On their website, they also say no bilge water to be pumped in the marina basin.

Sounds like a marina run by non boaters.....no mention of oily water seoarators or solutions to a sinking that may be worse.
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I'm not familiar with those places. Are they federally navigable waters?

This same issue comes up from time to time about Lake Champlain. It's federally navigable, which means neither NY nor VT can enforce their black and grey water system rules on transient boaters. But I've heard they try.
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Nantucket harbor has the same prohibition against gray water. I think it's actually a local ordnance. I have no idea how it's enforced.

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I'm not familiar with those places. Are they federally navigable waters?

This same issue comes up from time to time about Lake Champlain. It's federally navigable, which means neither NY nor VT can enforce their black and grey water system rules on transient boaters. But I've heard they try.
Discovery Harbour and the marine parks are all in British Columbia, Canada. US rules don't apply.
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There once was a lady from Nantucket
Kept grey water in a bucket
The bucket got filled
Then it got spilled
The lady from Nantucket said f*** it
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Hop, my sentiments exactly..
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What about water from engine exhausts?

Comes out mixed with pollutants from combustion,and at times unburned fuel and oil. That`s got to be the next target for the grey water banning crowd. Maybe an onboard filtration plant would solve it.

Keel cooling you say? What about air pollution from the exhaust stack,that`s going to need filtering and particle collection.
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There are more bacteria and material that creates the envirozealots favorite target--BOD (bio-oxygen demand)--in the bird poop you hose off the deck than there are in gray water. The only real problem in a marina or anchorage would be a garbage disposer or a clothes or dish washer...and--without doing more research I want to do right now, I THINK there may be a longstanding rule about discharging those in coastal waters....


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What about water from engine exhausts?

Comes out mixed with pollutants from combustion,and at times unburned fuel and oil. That`s got to be the next target for the grey water banning crowd. Maybe an onboard filtration plant would solve it.

Keel cooling you say? What about air pollution from the exhaust stack,that`s going to need filtering and particle collection.
Bruce, shut up. You’ll give them ideas.
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Nah...their whole focus is on BOD...they're convinced that boats cause algae blooms.
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Peggie!!!! Now they're not going to let us wash the bird poop off the deck!
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Just another example of the govt. saving us from ourselves...


Undoubtedly there is absolutely no science to support the regulations on grey water.


I for one will keep showering and smile when the shower sump pump kicks on and dumps the evil water overboard.


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This ‘no grey water discharge ‘ must be and must have been the case in Europe for some time. When I brought Libra home from Europe she had only one 250 gallon holding tank with mixture of black and grey water. No way to discharge grey water anywhere except thru the pump out.
Klee Wyck was built over there a couple of years before Libra and has sumps that discharge showers and sinks directly overboard with no holding.

You learn to pay attention and get used to it.
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