Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant
Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant
Episode 7 - Find a Pumpout

Today on Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant: Find a Sewage Pumpout! 

A pumpout is used by boaters to properly dispose of sewage which helps keep our waterways clean and safe for people and wildlife.  

The Pumpout Nav app makes it easy for boaters to find publicly available sewage pumpouts, mobile pumpout vessels, and port-a-potty dump stations.  The Pumpout Nav app includes the exact location of the unit, the hours it’s open, and how much it costs. Pumpout Nav is color coded, so boaters know which units are broken and which ones work. Additionally, boaters can ‘report a problem’ with a pumpout directly through the app.  

You can download Pumpout Nav app today in the App Store or on Google Play.  

Pumping out sewage from a boat.For information about this and other coastal topics, contact your county extension office or visit Florida Sea Grant at

*This work is made possible by funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection


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