News from the Tennessee Valley Living Today
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2007

Green boating

Want to enjoy the water without polluting it? The Environmental Protection Agency suggests the following tips for reducing pollution from a motorboat:

  • Limit engine operation at full throttle.

  • Eliminate unnecessary idling.

  • Avoid spilling gasoline.

  • Use a gasoline container you can handle easily and hold securely.

  • Pour slowly and smoothly.

  • Use a funnel or a spout with an automatic stop device to prevent overfilling the gas tank.

  • Close the vent on portable gas tanks when the engine is not in use or when the tank is stored.

  • Transport and store gasoline out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry place.

  • Use caution when pumping gasoline into a container at the gas station.

  • Carefully measure the proper amounts of gasoline and oil when refueling.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.

  • Prepare engines properly for winter storage.

  • Buy new, cleaner marine engines.

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