DNREC Reopens Shellfish Harvest At Rehoboth Bay

A 21-day emergency shellfish harvest closure at Rehoboth Bay has been lifted (photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Natural Resources)
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Commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting may resume in Rehoboth Bay following a three-week closure due to a sewer spill. According to The Delaware Department of Natural Resources, 21 days is deemed an abundance of caution to protect the public against pathogens of concern, including viruses, that could be associated with wastewater exposure. Untreated wastewater spilled…

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Lewes Wastewater Treatment Plant Back Online

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was informed today by Tidewater Utilities, Inc. that the Lewes wastewater treatment plant was back online and had resumed normal treatment of effluent following a Dec. 18 system malfunction at the plant. Tidewater Utilities informed DNREC Saturday evening that treatment membranes contaminated during an automated backwashing process…

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