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Puget Sound No Discharge Zone Implementation Strategy

Publication number Date Published
21-10-012June 2022
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Author(s) Water Quality Program
Description Puget Sound has been designated a no-discharge zone (NDZ) for vessel sewage. It is illegal to discharge treated or untreated sewage (blackwater) from vessels into Puget Sound. The rule (WAC 173-2283) became effective May 10, 2018.

This document will provide a background and an outline of proactive solutions about the rule.
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Keywords nutrients, Puget Sound management, NDZ, wastewater, water quality improvement, implementation plan, water quality, Puget Sound
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