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New Pump-Out for the River Hamble

Southern Water has provided funds to help the River Hamble Harbour Authority enable Hampshire boaters to keep the waters clean.

The joint initiative to install a ‘black water’ pump-out station at the Harbour Master’s jetty at Warsash will mean boat owners can responsibly dispose of human waste stored aboard cleanly and conveniently – without the need to travel 3 miles clear of the coast before discharging holding tanks legally.

Around 3,200 sailing yachts and motor cruisers on private moorings and in a dozen marinas and boatyards on the eight-mile Hamble river, as well as visiting vessels, will now have the opportunity to discharge waste through the facility and help in reducing discharge levels into coastal waters – an important factor in Southern Water’s wider comprehensive plan to drive improvements in water quality.

Posted 21/06/2022 10:28

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