Wastewater -- Opportunity to Urge State Approval
Several years ago, (on December 14, 2009) the Mayor and Commissioners of Rehoboth Beach took definitive action on improved wastewater disposal to satisfy orders by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the courts to stop disposing of wastewater into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. That action was reported by Save Our City’s long-time leader, Nancy Martin, as follows (edited for space):
“At a special meeting …our Mayor and Commissioners, after hundreds of hours of investigations, expert studies and reports, site visits, consultations, information sessions ...
Work continues on clearing stormwater outfall pipes
Corps still working on Rehoboth outfall clearings
By Ryan Mavity
Cape Gazette July 31, 2012
Praise for Rehoboth Wastewater process
Rehoboth deserves kudos on wastewater
In 2002, the City of Rehoboth Beach was required to enter into a consent letter by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to provide a new system for Rehoboth's treated wastewater disposal which would end discharging it into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the Inland Bays and waterways ecosystem. This is an environmentally important objective and now, a decade later, the city has successfully reached the penultimate milestone in doing so.
The report of the state hearing examiner who evaluates the Draft EIS the city prepared (to qualify for ...