Originally Posted by Mike OReilly
Exactly. Of course, whether other jurisdictions care what the USCG says is another matter. In fact, I just went looking for Canadian regulations
, and can't find them. I assume we're lock-step in line with our US friends here, but can any fellow Canuck point to the actual regulation up our way?
I found this in the Transport canada marine
information for foreign pleasure boaters visiting canada
(sorry I didn't keep the URL)
Help Keep Our Waterways Clean
There are restrictions against pumping sewage into all waters with the province of Ontario
and some interior
lakes of British Columbia
and Manitoba. In these areas, a pleasure craft fitted with a toilet must also be fitted with a holding tank
and if fitted with a piping system that allows the discharge of sewage directly overboard
, then this discharge must be visibly disconnected. Sewage may only be discharged at shore pump-out facilities.
Portable toilets are illegal on Ontario
The owner of a pleasure craft shall ensure that each toilet and the holding tank(s) is/are installed so that;
The toilet and equipment
are connected in such a manner that the equipment
receives all toilet waste from the toilet.
Equipment designed for the storage
of human excrement is provided with a deck
fitting and such connecting piping as is necessary for the removal
of toilet waste by shore-based pumping equipment.
No means of removal
of toilet waste is provided other than the means mentioned above.
of the system for removal of toilet waste are congruent with one another and the boat.
It appears that there isn't a lot of wiggle room if you follow the regulation to the letter. Pity