Ohio Awarded $260,365 Federal Grant For Boat Pump-Out Stations Through Clean Vessel Program
COLUMBUS, OH - Recreational boaters across Ohio will soon benefit from a $260,365 grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft for the construction and installation of shoreline sewage pump-out facilities.
The division was among 27 state waterway agencies nationwide that received a Clean Vessel Act Grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in late April. Ohio's funds will install facilities in six communities: Vermilion, Zanesville, Cleveland, Columbus, New Richmond and Ripley.
Since the Clean Vessel Act program's inception in the early 1990s, nearly $150 million has been awarded to install thousands of sewage pump-out stations across the country.
Funding for the Clean Vessel Act program comes from the Sport Fishing and Boating Trust Fund, formerly known as the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund. It is supported by excise taxes on certain fishing and boating equipment and marine fuels. Information on how to apply for an Ohio Clean Vessel Act Grant and other boating grant programs.
For Further Information Contact:
Carl Miller, ODNR Division of Watercraft
John Wisse, ODNR Division of Watercraft