Block Island Times

Harbors Committee recommends pump out fees for marinas

“As we speak,” was an oft-used phrase by Harbormaster Steve Land at the Harbors Committee meeting on Thursday, May 16. Beyond the confines of Town Hall moorings were being hauled out for placement in the Great Salt Pond by contractor Chris Reeves and the new peristaltic pump to offload the pump-out boats was being installed on the dock behind the Block Island Maritime Institute.
Up to now, the pump-out boats have done double duty — pumping sewage from boats and then offloading the sewage into the sewer system. The new pump will perform the

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