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"No Discharge Zones" in Massachusetts

The "No Discharge Zones" in Massachusetts have a significant boat population and are sensitive environmental resources. Find how long each designated zone has been a "No Discharge Zone" and locations of pumpout facilities there.

Map of 'No Discharge Zones' in Massachusetts

2014 "No Discharge Zones" in Massachusetts (PDF) (6 pp, 3.2 MB, about PDF)
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Chatham Nantucket Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury

All coastal waters of Massachusetts are a No Discharge Zone.

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Barnstable

The Three Bay/Centerville Harbor in Barnstable was designated a "No Discharge Zone" in June 2001. There are two facilities, one a pumpout boat and one fixed, both are located at the Oyster Harbor Marine.

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Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor was designated a "No Discharge Zone" on July 24, 2008. There are 34 pumpouts facilities available to service vessels.

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Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay was designated a "No Discharge Zone" in August 2000. There are 30 pumpout facilities available to service vessels in the Buzzards Bay zone.

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod Bay was designated a "No Discharge Zone" on July 25, 2008. There are eight pumpout facilities available to service vessels in Cape Cod Bay.

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Stage Harbor Complex, Chatham

Stage Harbor Complex, Chatham, MA was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in December 1996. There are two public pumpout facilities available to service vessels in the Stage Harbor Complex the facilities.

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Harwich

The major harbors and contiguous beaches between and including Allen, Wychmere and Saquatucket to the Herring River (the "No Discharge Zone" does not include Pleasant Bay) was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in August 1998. There are two pumpout facilities available to service vessels in the zone.

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Mount Hope Bay

Mount Hope Bay was designated a "No Discharge Zone" on June 19, 2012. There are three pumpout facilities available to service vessels in zone.

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Nantucket

Nantucket, MA was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in June 1992. There are six pumpout facilities available to service vessels in Nantucket coastal waters, five are located within the Nantucket Harbor and the sixth is located in Madaket Harbor, at the western end of the island.

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Outer Cape Cod

Outer Cape Cod: Chatham to Provincetown was designated a "No Discharge Zone" on July 6, 2011. There is one pumpout facility available to service vessels in zone.

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Pleasant Bay/Chatham Harbor

Pleasant Bay and Chatham Harbor were designated as a "No Discharge Zone" on July 2, 2010. There are three pumpout facilities located with in the zone; The Harbormaster's office at Round Cove, The Harbormaster's office at Ryder's Cove, and Nauset Marine.

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Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury

The harbors of Plymouth, Kingston, and Duxbury were designated as a "No Discharge Zone" on July 20, 2006. There are six pumpout facilities at four locations in the zone. Brewer's Plymouth Marine has a shore-side facility, the town of Plymouth operates a pumpout boat and shoreside facility, the town of Duxbury operates a pumpout boat and shore side facility and, the town of Kingston operates a pumpout boat.

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Salem

Salem Sound and the municipal waters of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, and Marblehead were designated as a "No Discharge Zone" on June 23, 2008. There are eight pumpout facilities in the zone, and two pending pumpout facilities.

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Scituate, Marshfield, Cohasset

The harbors Scituate, Marshfield, and Cohasset were designated as a "No Discharge Zone" on May 23, 2008. There are ten pumpout facilities in the zone, four fixed shore-based facilities, three portable facilities, and three pumpout boats.

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Southern Cape Cod

Southern Cape Cod (Chilmark, West Tisbury, Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Gosnold, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Chatham, and Nantucket) were designated a "No Discharge Zone" on June 29, 2012. There are 29 pumpout facilities available to service vessels in zone.

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Swampscott, Nahant, Lynn, Saugus, and Revere

Swampscott, Nahant, Lynn, Saugus, and Revere municipal and state waters were designated a "No Discharge Zone" on March 18, 2009. There are 2 pumpouts facilities available to service vessels.

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Upper North Shore

The Upper North Shore to include the towns and cities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Amesbury, West Newbury, Merrimac, Groveland, North Andover, Haverhill, Methuen, and Lawrence was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in July 27, 2010. There are 13 pumpout facilities available to service the vessels in the Upper North shore.

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Waquoit Bay

Waquoit Bay was designated a "No Discharge Zone" in March of 1994. There are two pumpout facilities available to service vessels in the Waquoit bay. The location of the pumpouts are at the Edwards Boat Yard and the Little River Boat Yard.

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Wareham

Wareham, MA was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in November 1991. There are seven pumpout facilities available to service vessels in the Wareham coastal waters. The location of the pumpouts are: Bevan's Marina, Onset Bay Marina, Point Independence Yacht Club, Stonebridge Marina, Onset Town Pier, Warr's Marine and Wareham Boat Yard.

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Wellfleet

Wellfleet, MA was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in June 1995. There are three pumpout facilities available to service vessels in the Wellfleet coastal waters. The location of two of the pumpouts are on the town dock, and the third facility is a pumpout boat.

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Westport

Westport, MA was designated as a "No Discharge Zone" in September 1994. There are two pumpout facilities to service vessels in the Westport zone. The location of the pumpouts are at the town pier on the north side of Westport Harbor, and the other is at Tripps Marina.

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