$18.8-Million Awarded to Chesapeake Bay Restoration Programs

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22 Chesapeake Bay ecological restoration projects will get a share of $18.8-million in funding, according to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.The grants are made possible through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. Together, the projects involve 77 unique sites to be restored through reforestation, stream restoration, stormwater management…

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PFAS Found In Untreated Well Water Across Del., Says USGS

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Contaminants known as PFAS have been found to be widely distributed in untreated well water in Delaware, with the highest number of types of chemicals in Sussex and New Castle Counties. The wells receive their groundwater from the Columbia aquifer, and samples found to contain the chemicals generally had low concentrations. Research is still going…

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Rehoboth Beach, Sussex Co. Negotiate On Ocean Outfall Agreement

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Sussex County is proposing to purchase a portion of Rehoboth Beach’s excess ocean outfall capacity for treated wastewater. The Rehoboth Beach Commissioners discussed the proposal at a special meeting Thursday. Under the proposal, the county would directly connect the county treatment facility to the ocean outfall pipe. The county would make a one-time payment of…

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Grants Available For Farmers To Plant Cover Crops

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More than $540,000 will be available for the planting of cover crops in the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays watersheds of Sussex County over the next two years. The USDA protection project focuses on improving water quality by improving the health of the soil and is locally coordinated by the Sussex Conservation District. “We are…

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Sewer Rupture Pours Wastewater Into St. Jones River

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A sewer break has caused wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River in Kent County. According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the ‘force main break’ occurred near the Kent County pumping station along its Puncheon Run line. DNREC and Kent County Public Works have responded to make repairs and assess the situation.…

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Well Owners, Users May Get Water Tested For Free

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Free water quality testing is available in Delaware thanks to a partnership between the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project and Delaware Public Health. Testing kits are available for owners and users of private wells. Samples are collected and sent to a lab for analysis. Senator Tom Carper visited Frankford Tuesday to highlight the availability of…

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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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