Oil and Bilge Water Recovery Unit Project
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The project has been a partnership from the start, beginning during a meeting in 2000 with facility operators, the Texas General Land Office, and the US Coast Guard to discuss the problem of bilge water from boats polluting harbors and other Gulf waters. At the time, there was no place for boat operators to easily dispose of their bilge water and used oil.

Now, thanks to the Oil and Bilge Water Recovery Unit Project, shrimpers and other boaters can easily and conveniently dispose of their bilge water and oil for free without slowing them down especially important during the summer shrimping season when time is money.

Funding for the project came from the following sources: the Texas Coastal Impact Assistance Program, the Texas Coastal Management Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program.

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