New vessel sewage guide for boaters

SACRAMENTO — A new recreational vessel sewage management guide, “When Nature Calls”, is now available for boaters. This new guide provides information on the proper use of marine sanitation devices and stationary sewage pumpouts, and proper boat sewage management.

The guide provides web links to pumpout locations located around the state, a link to a video on how to properly use a pumpout, the legal requirements of boaters when disposing of waste and much more. Recreational boaters can access the guide online at:

The publication was created by California’s Clean Vessel Education Program, a partnership of The Bay Foundation and Cal Boating.

For more information about the guide, contact Environmental Boating Program Coordinator, Vivian Matuk, at  or 415-904-6905.

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