How much does it cost to have a holding tank pumped out?
A marina that has received a Clean Vessel Act Grant to install a pumpout facility can not charge more than $5 per pumpout for the first three years of operation, unless that requirement is waived by the State. A factor determining the cost of pumpout is the cost of hauling wastes from a pumpout facility to a sewage treatment facility. Marinas in the Keys have been surveyed and costs of having a holding tank pumped out range from $5 to $25 and are generally dependent upon the volume of material being pumped. Assuming that the average cost to use a pumpout is $10 and one pumpout is required per week, the estimated cost per live-aboard vessel is approximately $520 per year.