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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, Reclaim Our River program partner on ‘Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies’ presentation March 26 at Seaford Library

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Reclaim Our River (ROR) Program, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will host a free presentation on “Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Seaford Library, 600 North Market Street Extended, Seaford, DE 19973.




Three additional private wells in Blades area return test results exceeding EPA’s health advisory level for PFCs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DNREC and the Division of Public Health announced today that three private wells tested Feb. 19 in the Blades area by the US Environmental Protection Agency had returned results exceeding the EPA’s national health advisory level for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). DNREC and EPA immediately notified the property owners of the test results and provided home carbon filtration systems for their water supply.




DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements totaling $218,000 on refinery’s outstanding violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Water | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DNREC announced today that it has reached two separate settlement agreements with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (DCRC) over environmental violations by the company’s refinery in Delaware City. The two settlement agreements – totaling $218,000 – are the culmination of a series of violations for the refinery.




DNREC, Public Health now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water planning grants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and Office of Environmental Finance, and the Delaware Division of Public Health are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts for matching grants for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.




DNREC, DHSS issue new fish consumption advisories that reflect continuing improvement in water quality for Delaware waterways

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New fish consumption advisories issued today by DNREC and DHSS show that the concentration of chemical contaminants in fish caught from Delaware waterways continues to decline – which indicates water quality is improving throughout the state and also means that fish caught in many Delaware waters can be eaten today with lowered concerns about risks to public health.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, Reclaim Our River program partner on ‘Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies’ presentation March 26 at Seaford Library

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Reclaim Our River (ROR) Program, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will host a free presentation on “Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Seaford Library, 600 North Market Street Extended, Seaford, DE 19973.




Three additional private wells in Blades area return test results exceeding EPA’s health advisory level for PFCs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DNREC and the Division of Public Health announced today that three private wells tested Feb. 19 in the Blades area by the US Environmental Protection Agency had returned results exceeding the EPA’s national health advisory level for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). DNREC and EPA immediately notified the property owners of the test results and provided home carbon filtration systems for their water supply.




DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements totaling $218,000 on refinery’s outstanding violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Water | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

DNREC announced today that it has reached two separate settlement agreements with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (DCRC) over environmental violations by the company’s refinery in Delaware City. The two settlement agreements – totaling $218,000 – are the culmination of a series of violations for the refinery.




DNREC, Public Health now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water planning grants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and Office of Environmental Finance, and the Delaware Division of Public Health are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts for matching grants for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.




DNREC, DHSS issue new fish consumption advisories that reflect continuing improvement in water quality for Delaware waterways

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New fish consumption advisories issued today by DNREC and DHSS show that the concentration of chemical contaminants in fish caught from Delaware waterways continues to decline – which indicates water quality is improving throughout the state and also means that fish caught in many Delaware waters can be eaten today with lowered concerns about risks to public health.