The waste from the yacht's toilet needs to be pumped out. A suitable pump is used for this. Traditionally these were hand pumps. Nowadays, more and more often electric pumps are used, whose task is to crush and pump out the waste from the toilet. This significantly increases the comfort of using the yacht's toilet.
The pumped out waste is transferred to the tank, which is equipped with a valve. When the yacht is in, near or at anchorage, the tank should be closed. There are usually severe financial penalties for emptying the tank in in places where it is forbidden.
What to keep in mind when using the toilet on the yacht?
- Toilet paper, hygiene products or any other type of rubbish must not be thrown into the shells. Failing to do so may lead to clogging of the toilet or failure of the pump, resulting in costly and unpleasant repairs.