Eco-Barge Information

An Eco-barge is provided for boaters use at no charge to purge black and grey water.  It is located adjacent to the Boat Basin Marina, near the Seaplane Terminal and the Petro Can fueling dock.

The Port of Nanaimo has a no discharge policy. We therefore ask you to help keep our harbour clean and do not discharge overboard any bilge, effluent, sewage or other substance that could be hazardous to people or the marine environment.

 

Instructions for Use

 

1. Priming
  • Reduce all noise
  • Open deck fittings
  • Start pump iwth nozzle open and in white tube
  • Pump will prime after 30 seconds, close nozzle
  • Take nozzle to deck fitting and open nozzle

2. Pumping
  • The pump runs for 3 minutes
  • If the pump stops, close nozzle, activate pump and re-open nozzle

3. Rinse the Pump
When the vessels tank is empty, place the nozzle back into the white tube and restart the pump. This will rinse the pump with salt water.

Troubleshooting
PUMP WILL NOT PUMP
  • Put the nozzle in the white tun
  • Try the white tube on the other side or place directly into the water, open the porta-potty dump lid and listen for the water entering the tank
  • Ensure the tank is open.
PUMP IS PRIMED BUT WILL NOT PUMP OUT THE VESSEL
  • Ensure the nozzle is in the correct discharge port
  • Ensure the valve in the vessel is set to discharge and not over-board

Aerial - Eco Barge - Port of Nanaimo

Aerial – Eco Barge – Port of Nanaimo

 

 

 

 

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