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Pumpouts in Maryland

Pumpout station at Sandy Point State Park To report an inoperable pumpout please call the Department of Natural Resources at 410-260-8772.

Information for Boaters

Information for Marinas

Funding for this website and for marina pumpout grants is provided by the federal Clean Vessel Act (75%) and the Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund (25%). Funds for these programs are derived from taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuels, as well as boat excise taxes.

Chesapeake Bay Hotline

Call 1-877-224-7229

to report any of the following

  • Boating accident or reckless activity
  • Fish kill or algal bloom
  • Floating debris that poses a hazard to navigation
  • Illegal fishing activity
  • Public sewer leak or overflow
  • Oil or hazardous material spill
  • Critical area or wetlands violation
  • Suspicious or unusual activity