- Associated Press - Sunday, September 7, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering grants to marina operators who want to improve their sewage pump-out facilities.

The department’s Mike Wichrowski says the facilities are meant to assist boaters with onboard sewage holding tanks to dispose properly of the black water.

Typical project proposals in Vermont are from marinas that want to construct or upgrade pump-out facilities to assist boaters in properly disposing of sewage.

Eligible projects can include the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-outs and dump stations used by boaters.

The grants will pay up to 75 percent of the costs.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife manages the grant program for the federal government.

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