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

Image courtesy of US Geological Survey

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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Governor Carney, lawmakers announce major investments in clean water

Governor John Carney was joined by lawmakers on Tuesday to announce new investments in clean water across the state of Delaware. The Clean Water for Delaware Act — sponsored by Representative Longhurst and Senator McBride — will create a Delaware Clean Water Trust to help rebuild Delaware’s drinking water infrastructure, prevent flooding in vulnerable communities,…

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Sussex County Tax Bills On the Way

Sussex County Seal Courtesy Sussex County Government

Sussex County tax bills are on the way!   The County has sent out bills that cover more than 179,000 parcels – which will bring in about $160.2-million which pay for local services.  The annual tax bills include County property taxes, County sewer and water, tax ditch and street lighting fees, where applicable, plus local school…

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Burst Pipe Leaves Tangier Island Without Water

Tangier Island residents are without water after a water main break on the remote Chesapeake Bay island. The small island of just under 500 people lost access to water on Sunday, January 20 following a burst pipe. Officials say temporary repairs are not possible, therefore islanders must await a permanent solution which could be lengthy.…

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UPDATED: Lewes Water Safe to Drink

UPDATED – 10:40am –   Water safe to drink The BPW has received the lab results on the water samples taken from the system. The water is safe to consume. There is no need to continue boiling water.================================================= Lewes Board of Public Works – Precautionary Drinking Water Warning BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING May Be At…

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