Florida Specific: Waste Discharge Regulations

Disposing of Waste on the Water

When boating in Florida, it’s important to follow regulations for waste discharge:

Vessel Sewage:

This refers to human waste.

No Raw Sewage Discharge:
It’s illegal to release untreated human waste from any vessel. Even houseboats, or any floating structure in Florida waters.

Proper Disposal:
Waste from a Type III marine sanitation device must be taken to an approved sewage pump out facility for disposal.

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