New York Sea Grant's
Marina Pollution Prevention Web Site
Section 5: Facility
- Pet Waste
Potential Environmental Impacts
Pet waste can contain harmful bacteria. If left on marina grounds,
it will eventually enter the marina basin and contaminate the
water and shellfish beds. The nutrients in pet waste may also
encourage weed or algae growth in the marina basin, which may
eventually lead to lower oxygen levels in water. Pet waste is
also unsightly and may be a source of customer complaints.
dog walking area that is identifiable by signs.
to clean up after their pets. Provide bags for boaters to scoop
up waste and dispose of in trash.
waste rules in marina slip contract.
cat owners to maintain a litter box on their boat.
pet waste may be considered public nuisance by a local health
authorities if it is allowed to accumulate on-site.
may prohibit the leaving of pet waste on private property. Check
with your municipality.