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DNREC awards $150,000 to Delaware City for enhancing education, city’s restoration work, and recreational opportunities

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $150,000 to Delaware City to be used to improve recreational facilities, study and develop a plan to improve energy consumption, and develop rain gardens and bio swales at the city’s community center, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. “The funds will focus on green technology, energy conservation, and environmental projects that will benefit Delaware City and surrounding areas,” Secretary Garvin said. The funds will help Delaware City pave its Community Center parking lots and basketball court. This, along with incorporating rain gardens around the property, will greatly improve the water quality at the facility and reduce stormwater runoff. Using pervious pavement for the parking lot and basketball court will allow the rainwater to be absorbed back into the city’s groundwater. In addition, both surfaces are more than 20 years old and are starting to create safety concerns. The Community Center houses the Delaware City Library, Police Athletic League Center, Reedy Point Players community theater group, and various classes offered through New Castle County.




New chief of staff named for DNREC’s Office of the Secretary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will welcome a new chief of staff to the DNREC Secretary’s office Jan. 27: Gregory Patterson, who brings with him extensive experience in the fields of communications, government, and the environment, having served in three Delaware administrations.




DNREC monitoring another Lewes WWTP malfunction and discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Although the plant is currently back online and has resumed normal treatment of effluent, DNREC also encourages the public who depend on the Lewes WWTP plant to handle their wastewater to continue practicing water conservation while corrective measures continue at the plant.




Lewes WWTP, fully operational, ends discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Delaware Bay

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was informed by Tidewater Utilities, Inc. that the Lewes wastewater treatment plant was back online and had resumed normal treatment of effluent following a Dec. 18 system malfunction at the plant.




DNREC raises public awareness of Lewes WTTP effluent bypass discharge, closes Delaware Bay shellfish harvest areas

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was notified Wednesday, Dec. 18 of equipment malfunctions at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that the facility operator, Tidewater Inc., was working to correct. Due to the nature of the affected equipment, the malfunction could not be expeditiously resolved, which required the Lewes WWTP to begin bypassing stages of its treatment, and begin discharging partially-treated wastewater effluent from the facility the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19.







  Category: Office of the Secretary


DNREC awards $150,000 to Delaware City for enhancing education, city’s restoration work, and recreational opportunities

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $150,000 to Delaware City to be used to improve recreational facilities, study and develop a plan to improve energy consumption, and develop rain gardens and bio swales at the city’s community center, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. “The funds will focus on green technology, energy conservation, and environmental projects that will benefit Delaware City and surrounding areas,” Secretary Garvin said. The funds will help Delaware City pave its Community Center parking lots and basketball court. This, along with incorporating rain gardens around the property, will greatly improve the water quality at the facility and reduce stormwater runoff. Using pervious pavement for the parking lot and basketball court will allow the rainwater to be absorbed back into the city’s groundwater. In addition, both surfaces are more than 20 years old and are starting to create safety concerns. The Community Center houses the Delaware City Library, Police Athletic League Center, Reedy Point Players community theater group, and various classes offered through New Castle County.




New chief of staff named for DNREC’s Office of the Secretary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today that the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will welcome a new chief of staff to the DNREC Secretary’s office Jan. 27: Gregory Patterson, who brings with him extensive experience in the fields of communications, government, and the environment, having served in three Delaware administrations.




DNREC monitoring another Lewes WWTP malfunction and discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Although the plant is currently back online and has resumed normal treatment of effluent, DNREC also encourages the public who depend on the Lewes WWTP plant to handle their wastewater to continue practicing water conservation while corrective measures continue at the plant.




Lewes WWTP, fully operational, ends discharge of partially-treated effluent into Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Delaware Bay

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was informed by Tidewater Utilities, Inc. that the Lewes wastewater treatment plant was back online and had resumed normal treatment of effluent following a Dec. 18 system malfunction at the plant.




DNREC raises public awareness of Lewes WTTP effluent bypass discharge, closes Delaware Bay shellfish harvest areas

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was notified Wednesday, Dec. 18 of equipment malfunctions at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that the facility operator, Tidewater Inc., was working to correct. Due to the nature of the affected equipment, the malfunction could not be expeditiously resolved, which required the Lewes WWTP to begin bypassing stages of its treatment, and begin discharging partially-treated wastewater effluent from the facility the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19.