DNREC Issues Notice of Violation to Owner of Pine Haven Campground Community

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The deplorable water conditions and wastewater issues were brought before the Sussex County Council during last week’s meeting by members of the the Pine Haven Campground community. Now DNREC has sent a notice of violation to the owners of the property. A month-long investigation into reports of illegal wastewater discharge at the Pine Haven Campground…

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Lewes Approves Plan To Annex Donovan-Smith MHP

A section of the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road (photo provided by Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer)
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Lewes is moving forward with a plan to annex the Donovan Smith Manufactured Home Park community, which clears the way for the community to be connected with the Lewes Board of Public Works water and sewer system. Residents there have been plagued by a failing water and sewer system for years.The Lewes Mayor and Council…

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Laurel Mobile Home Park Owners Get Notice Of Violation

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The owners of Briarwood Manufactured Home Community in Laurel have received a notice of violation for failing to fix problems with wastewater disposal and treatment. An original permit required installation of replacement systems, but DNREC in its notice says no proposals for installation from a licensed contractor have arrived. Mobile Gardens, owners of Briarwood, are…

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Donovan Smith MHP Hit With 2nd Notice of Violation; Plans Confirmed To Connect With Lewes Wastewater System

A section of the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road (photo provided by Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer)
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A mobile home community off Savannah Road will connect with the Lewes Board of Public Works sewer system, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources. The Donovan Smith community has been chosen as a pilot project in Delaware’s Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities. The community owner’s lender had to sign off on financing…

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Councilman To DNREC: Pick Up The Pace At Lewes MHP

A section of the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road (photo provided by Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer)
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12 days after the Delaware Department of Natural Resources issued a Notice of Violation against the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road, a pre-dawn visit Tuesday did nothing to impress Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer. Schaeffer told WGMD News that as of early Tuesday, areas of the community where sewage had bubbled to…

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Lewes Mobile Home Park Hit With Notice-of-Violation

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The Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park LLC of Lewes received a Notice of Violation from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Thursday for continuing violations of state laws that govern wastewater treatment and disposal systems. According to DNREC, the community’s onsite wastewater treatment system was found to be out of compliance, posing…

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