Clean Marina Practice
Visit http://www.tva.gov/environment/pdf/cleanmarina.pdf to view the current TVA Clean Marina Initiative.
Concord Yacht Club is a member of the Fort Loudon Lake Association, supporting sustainable lake practices and helping to clean up our waterways.
Concord Yacht Club promotes environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.¬† The below practices are established to maintain clean water and are designed to reduce water pollution in the Tennessee River.
Practices are divided into seven areas (or sections) in line with the Tennessee Valley Clean Marina Guidebook. Clarification of practices and additional information is contained in this guidebook.¬† The guidebook is part of CYC‚Äôs ‚ÄúClean Marina Policy and Log Book‚ÄĚ maintained in the CYC library.
Members are required to follow the practices outlined below.
Section 1 - Sewage Management
- All members are to comply with federal, state and local wastewater outfall and septic system regulations.
- Concord Yacht Club is designated a ‚ÄúNo Discharge‚ÄĚ marina.¬† Sewage discharge within the marina basin/harbor limits is prohibited.
- No improperly treated sewage is to be discharge overboard into the Tennessee River outside of the CYC marina limits.
- A portable pump out system and holding tank is available at the north end of the JY Sail Loft adjacent to the boat lift and is to be utilized.¬† Club key fits lock on door.
- Boats equipped with a y-valve permitting sewage discharge overboard are to be tied down so no sewage can be released into the water.
Section 2 - Fuel Management
- Members are to practice ‚Äúfuel spilling prevention.‚ÄĚ
- Petroleum absorption pads are to be on hand while fueling in the event of a spill.¬† Bilge socks are to be placed in boats with in-board motors.
Section 3 - Solid Waste and Petroleum Recycling Disposal
Members are encouraged to store materials such as fuels, oils, solvents and paints off-site.
Waste materials such as waste fuel, used oil, spent solvents and spent antifreeze are to be disposed of properly.¬† Knox County and Knoxville accepts the identified below materials at the following locations:
Dutchtown Convenience Center
10618 Dutchtown road
Knoxville, Tennessee¬† 37932
(865) 215-5865, M-F 8am-6pm; Sat. 7am-3pm
Accepts:¬† Plastics #1 & #2, glass (bottles & jars), aluminum cans, steel cans, newspaper, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, tires, other bulky items such as old water heaters, grills, etc., and cardboard.
Solid Waste Management Facility
1033 Elm Street
Phone:¬† (865) 215-6700
- Start out going East on Northshore Drive toward Concord¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2.3 miles
- Turn slight left onto Westland Drive¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1.6 miles
- Merge onto I-140 West via ramp on left¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 2.6 miles
- Merge onto I-40 East via Exit 1C toward Knoxville¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11.4 miles
- Merge onto I-275 North via Exit 387A toward Lexington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1.1 miles
- Merge onto West Baxter Avenue via Exit 1B¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 0.2 miles
- Turn left onto Elm Street¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† <0.1 miles
Members are encouraged to utilize the recycle bins located at the clubhouse for aluminum, glass, and plastic.
- Spill-proof Oil Changes
- A non-spill pump system is to be used to draw crankcase oils out through the dipstick.
- Slip a plastic bag over used oil filters prior to their removal to capture any drips.
- Hot drain the filter by punching a hole in the dome end and draining for 24 hours.
- Recycle collected oil.¬† Oil can be recycled at the Dutchtown Convenience Center and the Solid Waste Management Facility.
Section 4 - Vessel Operations, Maintenance and Repair
- Members are encouraged to use nontoxic, high-bonding, low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, easily cleaned boat bottom coatings.
- Avoid pumping any bilge water that is oily or has a sheen.¬† Use of bilge socks, bioremediation pads or biosocks with natural oil-eating bacteria is encouraged.
- When antifreeze is required, use propylene glycol (pink) antifreeze instead of toxic ethylene glycol antifreeze.
- Additives to pressure washing for cleaning are discouraged.
- Use ‚Äúnontoxic‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúphosphate-free‚ÄĚ cleaners.
- Use a vacuum sander to capture and filter pollutants.¬† Alternatively, tarps, screens and filter cloths may be used.
- Clean hull maintenance areas immediately after any maintenance activity.
Section 5 - Marina Siting, Design and Maintenance
- Emergency numbers are posted next to the phone in the clubhouse.
Section 6 - Stormwater Management and Erosion Control
- Practices are implemented in the club design.
Section 7 - Public Education
- Cleaning of fish within club limits is discouraged.¬†
- Do not pollute.