Boater Education and Year-Round Pump Out Program


The Boater Education Program encourages recreational boaters to


This program is funded by HRSD, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) through a Clean Vessel Act grant,
the City of Virginia Beach and the City of Norfolk

Our Mission:
To promote the protection of human and environmental health by providing education for the boating community in and around the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Our Goal:
To promote the proper disposal of wastewater from sanitary holding tanks to prevent dumping into waterways through education and prevention.


Interns take year round pump-out appointments at no charge, make contacts at marinas and attend water-themed festivals to teach recreational boaters about the proper disposal of their sewage from Type III MSD holding tanks.

Boaters may call and leave a message to schedule an appointment at 757-460-4253 or submit an online form here.

Questions or concerns may be referred to BoaterEd@hrsd.com

Click here to learn more about the Clean Vessel Act

Click here for a map of marinas with a pump-out facility

Click here to view up to date pump out information

For more information, click here





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Phone: 757.460.2261