Utilization of Pump-Out Boat

The West Newbury pump-out boat will be available for any duty assignment agreed to by the Harbor Commissioners and the Board of Selectmen. Except in emergency, the Harbor Commissioners must be contacted for prior approval where assistance has been requested from any town department, function of the town or activities involving the river itself. It is the intention of the Harbor Commissioners to be as cooperative as possible with the townspeople, the river community and any other interested parties (such as the Coast Guard, Environmental Police, etc.) while keeping in mind the purpose of the pump-out boat, which is to protect the environment and assist in the protection of boaters and other users of the Merrimack River.

During the late spring, summer, early fall months - to request a pump out of your vessel: Call the Town of West Newbury Harbormaster at 978-363-1100 X201, or reach the West Newbury Harbor Master while he is on duty on marine channel VHF 12 or Channel 16.