Commonlands and Surface Water Protection

The East Hampton Town Trustees govern the Commonlands between the Western border of the Town and the Eastern edge of Napeague. A further definition of East Hampton Town Trustee properties is in the Dongan Patent.
  
Surface Water Protection

The discharge of treated or untreated sewage from marine toilets into Trustee waters is prohibited. In addition, the entire Peconic Estuary was designated as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) in 2002. Further, under federal law, Discharging of raw sewage directly into waters within the three mile limit (from land) is illegal.
 
In order to protect East Hampton waters for environmental and recreational purposes and to safeguard our shellfish beds, the East Hampton Trustees own and operate Pump-Out boats which are available to all boaters free of charge. In addition, land based facilities are provided by the Town of East Hampton as well as local businesses. 

Lake Montauk: East Hampton Town Pump-Out Station
Location: Star Island Municipal Marina, Lake Montauk
Available: May 15-October 31

Three Mile Harbor: East Hampton Town Pump-Out Station
Location: Town Commercial Dock at Gann Road, Three Mile Harbor
Available: May 15-October 31

Pump-Out boat Captains can be contacted on VHF Channel 73 during the boating season.