One Delaware State Representative wants to see state’s Division of Water fully funded. Representative Steve Smyk appeared before Delaware’s Joint Finance committee yesterday to request the state fully fund the agency in charge of keeping the state’s surface and groundwater clean.
Smyk says that the recent agreement between Allen Harim and Artesian to pump wastewater from the chicken processor North of Milton to be used on crops has raised concerns among some of his constituents. He also noted that while the state legislature has no authority in permitting or implementing the project, the General Assembly can give state agencies the tools needed to do their jobs effectively.
There are currently 7 vacancies in the Division of Water, which could be filled if the agency receives proper funding.