PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on another area where boat sewage discharges are banned off the coast of Maine – this time in the waters of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells, Maine.

Other areas in Maine that have “no-discharge zones” are Casco Bay, Boothbay and the waters off Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Cranberry Isles and parts of Tremont. Another request is pending with the EPA for waters off Camden, Rockport, Rockland and portions of Owls Head.

To qualify, applicants must show there are enough facilities to service boats.

The Wells-to-Kennebunkport area has an estimated 537 boats, of which about 200 are large enough to have a toilet on board. There are five facilities where holding tanks can be pumped out.

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