Clean Vessel Program

Clean Vessel Program

The purpose of Louisiana's CVA Program is to protect and improve the quality of our waters by providing recreational boaters with a convenient alternative to the overboard discharge of boat sewage.

  1. Bowtie Marina
    City: Lake Charles
    Body of Water: Contraband Bayou
    Latitude: 30.204 N
    Longitude: 93.240 W
    Telephone: (337) 478-0130
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: $5.00
  2. Cypress Bend Park
    City: Negreet
    Body of Water: Toledo Bend
    Latitude: 31.420 N
    Longitude: 93.679 W
    Telephone: (318) 256-4118
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit (trailer-mounted) / Portable Toilet Washdown Station (fixed)
    Type of Service: Full (pumpout)/ Self (washdown station)
    Fee: None
    Note: Call ahead to schedule use of pumpout unit.
  3. Downtown Marina
    City: Houma
    Body of Water: Intersection of Bayou Terrebonne and GIWW
    Latitude: 29.599 N
    Longitude: 90.711 W
    Telephone: (985) 873-6428
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit/ Portable Toilet Washdown Station
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: $5 (Free for overnight guests)
  4. Forsythe Point 
    City: Monroe
    Body of Water: Ouachita River
    Latitude: 32.518 N
    Longitude: 92.133 W
    Telephone: (318) 329-4101
    Type of Equipment: 2 pumpout units on floating docks
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: Free
  5. Lake End Park
    City: Morgan City
    Body of Water: Lake Palourde
    Latitude: 29.718 N
    Longitude: 91.188 W
    Telephone: (985) 380-4623
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: $3.00
  6. Marina Beau Chene
    City: Mandeville
    Body of Water: Tchefuncte River
    Latitude: 30.417 N
    Longitude: 90.125 W
    Telephone: (985) 845-3454
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit
    Type of Service: Self
    Fee: $5.00
  7. Marina Del Ray
    City: Madisonville
    Body of Water: Tchefuncte River
    Latitude: 30.399 N
    Longitude: 90.153 W
    Telephone: (985) 845-4474
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit
    Type of Service: Self
    Fee: $10.00
  8. Mariners Village Marina 
    City: Mandeville
    Body of Water: Lake Pontchartrain
    Latitude: 30.366 N
    Longitude: 90.091 W
    Telephone: (985) 626-1517
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit/ Portable Toilet Washdown Station
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: $5.00 or less (No fee for members of BOAT U.S./USCG Auxiliary/Power Squadron)
  9. Moon Lake Resort
    City: Monroe
    Body of Water: Ouachita River
    Latitude: 32.606 N
    Longitude: 92.094 W
    Telephone: (318) 322-2300
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit
    Type of Service: Self
    Fee: None
  10. Orleans Marina
    City: New Orleans
    Body of Water: Lake Pontchartrain
    Latitude: 30.024 N
    Longitude: 90.119
    Telephone: (504) 288-2351
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit
    Type of Service: Self
    Fee: None
  11. Pleasure Point Landing
    City: Toro
    Body of Water:Toledo Bend
    Latitude: 31.242 N
    Longitude: 93.581 W
    Telephone: (318) 565-4810
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit (trailer-mounted)/ Portable Toilet Washdown Station (fixed)
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: None
  12. Plum Orchard Park
    City: Doyline
    Body of Water: Lake Bistineau
    Latitude: 32.412 N
    Longitude: 93.382 W
    Telephone: (318) 987-7275
    Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit/Portable Toilet Washdown Station
    Type of Service: Full
    Fee: None

Do Your Part!
Clean water is important to all of us. One way for recreational boaters to improve water quality is to reduce the overboard discharge of sewage.

Sewage discharges are unsightly and contain disease-causing microorganisms. Bacteria and viruses can contaminate shellfish beds and areas used for swimming, skiing, and fishing. The decaying sewage can also degrade aquatic habitats by reducing oxygen levels.

Be part of the solution:
Use shoreside restrooms before going out on the water.
Dispose of waste from portable toilets and on-board holding tanks properly.
Don't throw anything overboard.
Bring cut fishing line ashore.
Avoid discharging bilge waste into the water.
Be careful in fueling -- try to prevent spills.

Keep Our Water Clean -- Use Pumpouts!

LOUISIANA CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM

Boaters need pumpout units and portable toilet washdown stations to properly and legally dispose of boat sewage. In 1992 Congress passed the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) to provide funding to educate the public about boat sewage disposal and to cost-share the installation of sewage pumpout systems and portable toilet washdown stations at recreational boating facilities. The CVA was re-authorized in 1998 for five more years.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has already cost-shared the construction of boat sewage disposal facilities at 14 marinas and boat ramps across Louisiana, using CVA grant funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). These grants reimburse the marina operator up to 75% of the cost of installing or renovating boat sewage disposal systems. Most costs associated with the installation of pumpout and/or washdown stations are eligible for reimbursement under the grants, including design and engineering, permits, equipment, electrical/water/sewer hookups, and construction/installation. The only expenses expressly forbidden by federal regulations are those associated with the purchase and installation of sewage treatment plants or systems.

To help cover operational and maintenance costs, the Program allows marina operators to charge up to $5.00 per use of facilities built with grant funds.

For more information about the Louisiana Clean Vessel Act Grant Program, or to request an application packet, please contact:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Socioeconomic Section
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000
Telephone: (225) 763-5508
E-mail: mbuckner@wlf.la.gov