DNREC, DPH Now Accepting Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Planning Grant Proposals


Delaware government agencies, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts can now submit proposals to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Division of Public Health to receive matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning. You must send your proposal by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb.…

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Del. Seeks Guidance For Use Of Clean Water Trust


Delawareans and businesses are invited to help identify ways the Delaware Clean Water Trust can support water quality improvement efforts. The Clean Water Trust oversees $50-million in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget as a funding source for water quality and water related projects. The Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee is hosting three virtual public information…

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Laurel Mobile Home Park Owners Get Notice Of Violation


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)

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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DNREC Opens Virtual Operations for Water-related Services


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues pivoting to virtual operations both during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future for greater efficiencies and ease of use for DNREC customers and constituents. The latest advance for DNREC’s ePermitting comes from the Division of Water and covers a spectrum of permit applications and license…

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DNREC Orders Mountaire Farms to Clean Up Wastewater at Millsboro Facility


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says they have been notified of the accidental release of partially treated wastewater at Mountaire Farms of Delaware’s poultry processing facility in Millsboro. Mountaire Farms said they discovered the release at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, which resulted in the discharge of between 750,000 and 1 million…

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