Originally Posted by PamlicoTraveler
The appeal of these Type 1's has really diminished as states have created more "no discharge zones."
I'm seeing just the opposite. There's lots of talk, mostly propaganda from the environazis, and some short-sighted marinas--marinas are private property and can make their own rules--who haven't figured out that the discharge from a Type I is cleaner than the water
in the marina yet, or that only about 5% of boats even have treatment devices. There was a move afoot to make the whole state of MD an NDZ like RI, but it never even made out of the committee to the floor of leglislature...even the Save Bay Association wasn't in favor of it! And any Dometic/SeaLand dealer distributor will claim that every body of water
in their area is about to become an NDZ... SeaLand is so anti-treatment devices, they tell people that the VacuFlush warranty is void if they install one. A company called Marine
Sanitation in the Seattle
area who's a SeaLand distributor has been telling people for 10 years that Sound is about to become an NDZ, but that's never even been proposed.
But the reality is, there haven't been any new NDZs added to the EPA list in at least 5 years...the FL Keys was the last big no discharge "hotbed issue." Apparently the politicians have been too busy dodging bullets from the Tea Party and trying to hang onto their jobs to worry something as unimportant as what to do about toilet waste on boats...which is just fine with me!