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  Archives:  August 2018

Drive Safely and Expect Heavy Traffic this Holiday Weekend

Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists to drive safely and expect heavy traffic traveling in and through the state. Last year, there were more than 973,000 trips made through Delaware’s three toll plazas from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4, 2017. “Using good driving habits […]




Drinking Water Notice Issued to Water Customers in Lewes After Lead Levels Exceed EPA Action Level

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that the Lewes Board of Public Works (BPW) has issued a drinking water notice to customers after tests showed elevated levels of lead in the water. DPH received notification late last week from BPW that drinking water samples collected in August showed an exceedance of the EPA Action Level for lead. Lab analysis found that the 90th percentile result of 26.5 ug/L exceeded the EPA Action Level of 15 ug/L. Sampling consisted of 10 samples collected in different parts of the BPW service area with results ranging from non-detect to 38.4 ug/L.




West Nile Virus confirmed in two Delaware horses

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Office of the State Veterinarian announced today Delaware’s first and second cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) found in horses in 2018. The first infected horse is a 3-year-old Standardbred mare and the second horse is a 2-year-old Thoroughbred mare, both residing in Kent County.




Governor Carney signs “Mental Health Parity” Legislation

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Senate Bill 230 addresses first recommendation of Behavioral Health Consortium’s Action Plan WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 230 beside members of the General Assembly, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and the Behavioral Health Consortium, and other mental health and addiction advocates. “I am proud to sign this bill into law, a […]




September is National Preparedness Month

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) reminds everyone that September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to take stock of homes, businesses, and vehicles to make sure they are prepared and ready for any type of emergency.  On average, September is one of the busiest months for tropical storms or hurricanes in […]






  Archives:  August 2018

Drive Safely and Expect Heavy Traffic this Holiday Weekend

Department of Transportation | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists to drive safely and expect heavy traffic traveling in and through the state. Last year, there were more than 973,000 trips made through Delaware’s three toll plazas from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4, 2017. “Using good driving habits […]




Drinking Water Notice Issued to Water Customers in Lewes After Lead Levels Exceed EPA Action Level

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that the Lewes Board of Public Works (BPW) has issued a drinking water notice to customers after tests showed elevated levels of lead in the water. DPH received notification late last week from BPW that drinking water samples collected in August showed an exceedance of the EPA Action Level for lead. Lab analysis found that the 90th percentile result of 26.5 ug/L exceeded the EPA Action Level of 15 ug/L. Sampling consisted of 10 samples collected in different parts of the BPW service area with results ranging from non-detect to 38.4 ug/L.




West Nile Virus confirmed in two Delaware horses

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Office of the State Veterinarian announced today Delaware’s first and second cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) found in horses in 2018. The first infected horse is a 3-year-old Standardbred mare and the second horse is a 2-year-old Thoroughbred mare, both residing in Kent County.




Governor Carney signs “Mental Health Parity” Legislation

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Senate Bill 230 addresses first recommendation of Behavioral Health Consortium’s Action Plan WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 230 beside members of the General Assembly, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and the Behavioral Health Consortium, and other mental health and addiction advocates. “I am proud to sign this bill into law, a […]




September is National Preparedness Month

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018

(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) reminds everyone that September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to take stock of homes, businesses, and vehicles to make sure they are prepared and ready for any type of emergency.  On average, September is one of the busiest months for tropical storms or hurricanes in […]