South Puget Sound Mobile Pumpout Program

About the Program

Help keep Washington's waters clean for recreation, shellfish and wildlife. Use our new mobile service to conveniently pump out your boat's sewage.


Pierce County, Washington State Parks, the Recreational Boating Association of Washington and Minterbrook Oyster Farm are collaborating to bring a mobile pumpout service directly to South Puget Sound boaters in the Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands watershed this summer. This grant-funded program will keep an estimated 10,000 gallons of sewage out of Puget Sound annually, protecting shellfish beds and improving overall water quality.


The mobile pumpout vessel will serve marinas and other docking facilities, giving recreational boaters a convenient way to dispose sewage from their sanitary waste tanks right where they are. There are two operating pumpout stations in the area, but they both have their limitations. One is not conveniently located, while the other can’t easily accommodate larger vessels. These can be barriers to boaters who are unwilling or unable to travel outside the watershed. This new mobile option will improve stewardship practices that protect the quality of our local waterways.

Get Connected

This free service operates annually on weekends and holidays starting mid-June through September 31. 


Schedule a pumpout appointment:

NW Mobile Pump Out and Marine Environmental Services

253-225-7660


Program questions:

Jeff Barney, Watershed Planner

253-798-7620

[email protected]


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How it Works
This free service will operate annually on weekends and holidays from mid-June through September 31. The vessel will serve areas of the Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands watershed, which spans from south of the Tacoma Narrows to the Nisqually River Delta. Boaters should call 253-225-7660 to request service and schedule an appointment with NW Mobile Pump Out and Marine Environmental Services.


The pumpout boat will travel to and service vessels at coastal mooring sites, marinas and other docking facilities listed below. The South Puget Sound service area includes, but is not limited to, the following locations: 

  • Bremerton Yacht Club and Tacoma Yacht Club outstations in Oro Bay, Anderson Island
  • Tacoma Yacht Club outstation in Wollochet Bay, Gig Harbor Peninsula
  • Cutts Island and Kopachuck state parks, Gig Harbor Peninsula
  • Penrose Point and Delano Bay near Penrose State Park, Key Peninsula
  • Lakebay, Mayo Cove and Longbranch marinas, Filucy Bay, Key Peninsula
Service Area Map
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Proposed Pumpout Locations
Funding and Acknowledgements

Partial funding for this project was provided by the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program and matching contributions from Pierce County, the Recreational Boating Association of Washington and Minterbrook Oyster Farm. The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program is funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is financed by your purchase of motorboat fuels and fishing equipment.

Washington State Parks Boating Program
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund
Pierce County
Recreational Boating Association of Washington
Minterbrook Oyster Farm
Pumpout Washington
Contact Us


Christina Rohila
Public Information Specialist
Phone: (253) 312-2272

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322