ENB’s on-the-water operations to ensure marine based sewage does not foul water quality in the Sound has concluded operations for the 2021 season with a record number of completions. Our fleet of pumpout boats covering the north shore of the Western Long Island Sound completed just over 3,300 vessel waste tank pump
outs for the 2021 boating season. ENB also pumps out the waste tanks on harbor islands in the Sound throughout the summer, ensuring these large tanks aren’t emptied into the Sound, resulting in shellfish bed contamination, and degraded water quality affecting swimming and fishing activities. All together, our boats offloaded some 85,000 gallons of sewage from boat and island tanks this summer, keeping the Sound free of these localized discharges which can foul slow moving waters in the harbors and bays.