Boat MSD & Sewage Management: Laws & Y-Valves

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In this video, we delve into crucial aspects of boat sewage waste, including the laws governing sewage discharge and how to properly secure your Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) Y-valve and discharge valves to prevent illegal discharge.

Join us as we feature a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officer who explains the legal requirements in detail. We also provide practical demonstrations aboard different boats and showcase how to properly secure the Y-valve or discharge valve to comply with the law.

Learn how to check your MSD system using dye tablets to ensure compliance with regulations and avoid environmental harm. Whether you’re a new boater or a seasoned captain, understanding these practices is essential for protecting our waterways and enjoying trouble-free boating experiences.

Florida Sea Grant, in partnership with Florida Department of Environmental Protection, develops tools and resources that help the boating community properly dispose of waste and keep our water clean.

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