The ENB Pumpout Program is getting an early start in 2022 in Norwalk and Westport, CT service locations only, offering vessel pumpouts in those coastal areas as of April 13th. Boaters can make pumpout requests in these locations online here at www.eastnorwalkblue.org and they will get email confirmations when the request is completed. All other locations that we normally service along the north shore of the Western Long Island Sound, from Bridgeport, CT to Locust Point, NY, are scheduled to begin on May 1st.
Click on the link below to view the just completed Harbor Health Study pdf. The just completed annual report is a collaborative effort between ENB, Harbor Watch, and Copps Island Oysters to collect data on the ecosystem health of local Connecticut harbors.
Stay tuned for the publication of the 2021 Harbor Health Study which is a collaborative effort between Harbor Watch, Copps Island Oysters, and East Norwalk Blue to collect data on the ecosystem health of local embayments.
ENB-R, the research arm of ENB, headed by Marine Scientist Dick Harris, is involved in utilizing one of our pumpout boats to collect water quality data in Stamford, Five Mile River, Norwalk, Saugatuck, Bridgeport, Housatonic River, and New Haven Harbor. All 7 harbors were monitored for dissolved oxygen, salinity, water temperature, turbidity, and chlorophyll, which are critical ecosystem parameters. ENB will disseminate the report to our email list and also post it on our website for all to view within the next few weeks.
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.