The Poo Sucking Pump

If, like we do, you live on a boat then the human waste (AKA pee and poo) has to go somewhere. And so, we have a sealed (very much sealed) tank on the boat known as the Black Tank and, every now and then, we go to the ‘Poo Sucker’ which empties the gently fermenting contents of tank into the town sewage system. Dumping human waste into the sea, canals and rivers is not allowed. Pumping out is a very quick, easy and fragrant process. The image shows the machine which sucks out all the waste.

Our boat, Lucie

The Poo Sucker

We live on a boat and people often ask us what happens to the human waste.  Here’s the answer. The waste is sucked out of the boat’s holding tank and is taken away to be disposed of correctly (and legally).  Devices such as these are known as [delightfully] ‘poo suckers.’  The poo sucking process is quick, easy and hygienic. The human waste in the holding tanks is often known as ‘black water’.  Water from the shower and sinks is known as ‘grey water’.

The Poo Sucker

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