Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission

No Discharge Zone

Smith Mountain Lake was designated a “No Discharge Zone” in October 2000. A “No Discharge Zone” is an area of a waterbody, or any entire waterbody, into which the discharge of sewage (both treated or untreated) from all vessels is completely prohibited. For more information regarding Virginia’s “No Discharge Zones”, please visit the US Environmental Protection Agency.


Smith Mountain Lake Dam

Photo by Robert Houpt