Rell enacts step to keep CT portion of LI Sound clean
Connecticut's portion of the Long Island Sound has been designated a "No Discharge Area? thanks to Gov. Jodi Rell. While visiting the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk Thursday, Rell announced that dumping sewage in the Sound, whether it's treated or not, will no longer be acceptable. Boaters must now use pump-out facilities or pump out their boats to dispose of waste. While it may be extra work, most boaters say they support the announcement. "People should go to their pump stations and pump it out,? said Julio Mercado, of Norwalk. ?We fish here, we eat the fish out of the Sound.? Connecticut joins New Hampshire and Rhode Island as the only states in New England to have their entire coastline designated as a "No Discharge Area."