DPH Launches New Financial Aid Program for Private Well Owners, Offers Free Water Testing Kits to Delaware Residents

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A new financial assistance program is available for homeowners who receive their drinking water from private wells. The program is operated by the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Health Systems Protection section. You’ll be eligible to apply for the new financial assistance program if your water quality test results obtained from the laboratory contain excessive…

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UPDATED: Water Quality Advisory LIFTED for Bethany Beach

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UPDATED – 08/11/23 – 6pm – Swimming Advisory for Bethany Beach is cancelled as of 4:30 p.m. on 8/11/2023 ====================================================== A water quality advisory has been issued for Bethany Beach following indicator bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard. These bacteria most likely originate from wildlife sources. Increased rainfall, waves or wildlife feeding…

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Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany Issued Simultaneous Rec Water Advisories

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Last week, Rehoboth received its first recreational/swimming advisory of the summer. Today, DNREC issued simultaneous recreational water advisories for Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. The advisories warned swimmers to “use caution and/or avoid prolonged periods in the water” because of “bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard.” The samples were…

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DNREC Issues Recreational Water Advisory for Bethany Beach

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A recreational water advisory has been issued for Bethany Beach,According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, elevated levels of bacteria were found in water samples that were taken Wednesday at Garfield Parkway. The beach is open, but swimmers are advised to use caution and / or avoid prolonged periods in the water.Onshore ocean flows…

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UPDATED: DNREC CANCELS Water Quality Advisory in Rehoboth Beach

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UPDATED – 3pm – 7/29/22 – Rehoboth Beach officials say that a DNREC water advisory for swimmers in Rehoboth Beach between Baltimore Avenue to Stockley Street has been terminated. A follow up test has been conducted and no elevated levels of bacteria found. ================================================================ Elevated levels of bacteria found in a water sample have led…

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Update: ‘Boil Water’ Advisory Lifted in Sharptown

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*Update* Residents of Sharptown are no longer under a ‘boil water’ advisory. Tests of water samples earlier this week detected the presence of Total coliform bacteria and e-coli bacteria that reached a threshold of concern. Town officials said Wednesday that further testing has found no levels of concern, and Sharptown residents no longer need to…

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UPDATED: Swimming Advisory LIFTED for Rehoboth Beach

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UPDATED – 7/31/20 4pm – DNREC lifted the recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue late Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level.  The advisory had been issued Thursday based on results from Wednesday’s regularly scheduled sampling by DNREC’s Recreational Water Program. Ocean beach…

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Recreational Water Advisory LIFTED: North Indian River Inlet Beach

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UPDATED – 7/3/19  3PM – The Recreational Water Advisory issued by DNREC for North Indian River Inlet Beach has been LIFTED.  The water sample from North Indian River Inlet Beach was below the recreational water quality limit and the swimming advisory for North Indian River Inlet Beach has been lifted. For more information go to…

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UPDATED: Water Quality Advisory LIFTED for Fenwick Island State Park Beach

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UPDATED – Wednesday – 5pm – The swimming advisory has been lifted. For more information go to http://apps.dnrec.state.de.us/RecWater/ ================================================ A water quality advisory has been issued for Fenwick Island State Park Beach following bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard. The bacteria most likely originates from wildlife sources and increased rainfall or…

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