CLEAN VESSEL GRANT PROGRAM IMPROVING QUALITY OF LOUISIANA WATERWAYS

Release Date: 11/05/2007

Louisiana waterways continue to benefit from the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Grant Program, established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 and administered in Louisiana by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the last 13 years.


Designed to help reduce the overboard discharge of sewage from recreational boats,
CVA grant funding is used to cost-share the construction and installation of pumpout and portable toilet washdown facilities at marinas and other dockside facilities.  CVA funds are also used for boater education regarding the effects of overboard discharge.


Re-authorized in 1998 and 2002, the Louisiana CVA Grant Program reimburses 75 percent of the cost of installation or renovation of boat sewage disposal systems, using Sportfish Restoration Funds dedicated for that purpose through the federal Clean Vessel Act.


The most recent use of CVA grant funding provided for installation of a new boat sewage pumpout facility is located at Northshore Marine Sales and Service, Inc., in Mandeville. 


"The pumpout unit at Northshore Marine was damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and repair of the existing unit was not feasible," said Herb Holloway, an economist with LDWF and the Coordinator of the Louisiana CVA Program.  "When approached by Northshore about replacing the unit using a CVA cost-share grant, we were ready to assist."


There are currently 13 boat sewage disposal facilities around the state, 11 of which were funded in part by CVA funds.  Pumpout sites around the state include:


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: $5.00


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. Northshore Marine Sales & Service
 City: Mandeville
 Body of Water: Bayou Castine
 Latitude: 30.350 N
 Longitude: 90.057 W
 Telephone: 985-626-7847
 Type of Equipment: Pumpout Unit
 Type of Service: Self
 Fee: $5.00


11. 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


12.  Pleasure Point Landing
 City: Toro
 Body of Water: Lake Pontchartrain
 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 (pumpout)/Self (washdown station)
 Fee: None


13.  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


 *Pumpout facilities not built with CVA funds.


For more information on the Louisiana CVA Grant Program, contact Herb Holloway at 225-765-2605 or hholloway@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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