Originally Posted by Viking Sailor
Is processed waste better than raw waste in the holding tank?
No...for a couple of reasons: Once it goes into the tank, it's no longer considered treated...so treating it first would not make it any more legal
to dump the tank inside the "3 mile limit" than it is to dump a tankful of waste that hadn't been treated.
Reason: although treatment devices reduce bacteria count--federal law requires that it be reduced to a maximum of 1000/100 ml...the LS/ES and PuraSan actually reduce it to <10/100--but only ONE of the li'l buggers has to survive to multiply back into zillions again, especially in hot weather
...so treating first doesn't help when it comes to odor
And btw...the only NDZ on the whole west coast
north of Santa Barbara is a small harbor (whose name escapes me, but it's where Sausalito is) off SF Bay
...the discharge of treated waste is legal
in the Bay.