Portable toilet pumping services available in Riggins for Salmon River recreationists

King’s Thrones & Pumping Services has contracted with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests to provide portable toilet pumping services for Salmon River users in Riggins this summer while the SCAT machine is unavailable. Services begin July 2 and will continue through late September.

This summer, King’s Thrones & Pumping Services will have a pump truck stationed on Big Salmon River Road approximately three miles east of Riggins at a pull–out adjacent to the Bureau of Land Management’s Shorts Bar Recreation Area. Portable toilet pumping services will be available seven days a week from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (MDT) through September 20.

Pumping services will be provided for float and jet boat parties exiting the Main Salmon and adjacent rivers. While this pumping service will not completely sanitize portable toilets, it will provide an appropriate means for recreationists and outfitters to dispose of human waste at the end of their river trip. RV pumping services will not be available at this location.

As you exit the boat ramp and head to the pump truck, please add a small amount of water to your portable toilet. This will help break up solid waste and make the toilet easier to clean. Also remember to never put anything into your portable toilets that you wouldn't flush down your toilet at home–this includes trash, baby wipes, feminine products, etc.

Salmon River Ranger District staff have been working since late last year to address the end of an agreement that had allowed the Forest Service to provide a SCAT machine in Riggins. SCAT machines clean and sanitize portable toilets used by river users, who are required to pack out human waste from the Salmon River corridor. Understanding the inconvenience not having a SCAT machine caused river users, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests discussed many options with neighboring forests and communities to try and provide a solution for this summer recreation season

“We are happy to be able to provide this option to our Salmon River users this summer, and appreciate King’s Thrones & Pumping Services for working with us to provide the services,” said Jeremy Harris, Recreation Supervisor for the Salmon River Ranger District. “This is a temporary solution to the end of the SCAT machine agreement, and we will continue our efforts to provide long–term services near Riggins in the future.”

For more information, please contact the Salmon River Ranger District at (208) 839-2211.