A marine pump out station located on the Manteo waterfront was completed recently and ready for use by boaters coming to the downtown waterfront area. Funded by a CAMA Marina Sewage Pump Out and Dump station grant, the Town of Manteo installed the pump out station for the use of boaters visiting the area and to be a part of the Clean Marina Initiative. The Clean Marina Initiative is a voluntary, incentive-based program promoted by NOAA and others that encourages marina operators and recreational boaters to protect coastal water quality by engaging in environmentally sound operating and maintenance procedures. All waste from the pump out station on the waterfront flows directly to a nearby lift station and then is routed to the wastewater treatment plant for purification. This boater from Norfolk, VA is the first customer to try out the new pump out station. The pump out station is available to all boaters by appointment with Dock Master Carl Jordan. There is a minimal $5.00 fee and he can be contacted by calling 252-473-3320.