The Hold N Treat System was developed as a way for boaters to be able to enter No Discharge Zones and hold waste and then treat it once it is legal to discharge overboard. In navigable waterways within the United States it is illegal to discharge untreated waste inside of the 3-mile limit. Vessels under 65’ in length equipped with a Type I Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) are able to legally discharge inside the 3-mile limit provided they are not in a Federal No Discharge Zone.
The Hold N Treat system is designed to use with either the Electroscan or the Purasan depending on which works better with the rest of the sanitation system on the boat. The 15 gallon holding tank allows for the boat to hold waste while traveling in or staying in a No Discharge Zone. The tank can be installed to allow for pumpout if an extended stay in a No Discharge Zone is planned.
Once out of a No Discharge Zone the system can be changed to an automatic mode which immediately begins treating small amounts of waste every few minutes. The system has a high and low level sensor which allows for the automatic treatment once the high level in the tank is reached and then stops once the low level is reached.
While the complete system is a nice compact system with the treatment unit mounted on the end of the 15 gallon tank it can still be too large for some spaces. Because the idea of being able to hold the waste and then treat is such a popular option Raritan also offers a Hold N Treat system designed to use with your existing holding tank. The controls allow the addition of the high and low sensors to any existing holding tank and then simply choose which Type I Device wither the Electroscan or Purasan works best for your application. It may require the addition of a macerator pump as well since it is the macerator that moves the waste from the tank and through the treatment system.
When choosing which Hold N Treat is best for your application the first thing to consider is how the toilets operate. In general if you are using Freshwater to flush then the Purasan may be your best bet. If your flushing with saltwater then the Electroscan is may be the best choice. With the Electroscan full salt water is required so in fresh or brackish conditions a salt feed system is required. The salt feed system will automatically inject a saturated salt solution into the system to ensure proper treatment.
The best way to respect the environment in which we all boat is to do the right thing! Hold the waste in No Discharge Zones and in poor or low flushing areas and treat it whenever inside the 3-mile limit.
Hold N Treat System Components, BLACK, 24 VOLT W/21P24 PUMP