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  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


Jan. 22 deadline approaching to register for 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Registration for the 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference closes Wednesday, Jan. 22, so those who have not yet registered are encouraged to do so now, while spots are still available. Organized by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship with support from the Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy, the conference will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.




Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps to become effective Jan. 22 for portions of New Castle County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

DNREC has announced that revised FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps in portions of New Castle County will become effective January 22.




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 continues to monitor effluent discharge from Lewes WWTP and work with plant owner toward resuming full treatment

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to monitor the Lewes wastewater treatment plant’s discharge of partially-treated effluent into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the lower Delaware Bay due to a system malfunction at the plant that occurred Dec. 18. DNREC also continues to work with the facility and its owner, Tidewater Utilities, Inc., to help expedite the work of repairing the system currently operating on a bypass situation and restoring full treatment to the Lewes WTTP’s effluent discharge.




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: Division of Watershed Stewardship


Jan. 22 deadline approaching to register for 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Registration for the 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference closes Wednesday, Jan. 22, so those who have not yet registered are encouraged to do so now, while spots are still available. Organized by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship with support from the Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy, the conference will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.




Revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps to become effective Jan. 22 for portions of New Castle County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

DNREC has announced that revised FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps in portions of New Castle County will become effective January 22.




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 continues to monitor effluent discharge from Lewes WWTP and work with plant owner toward resuming full treatment

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to monitor the Lewes wastewater treatment plant’s discharge of partially-treated effluent into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the lower Delaware Bay due to a system malfunction at the plant that occurred Dec. 18. DNREC also continues to work with the facility and its owner, Tidewater Utilities, Inc., to help expedite the work of repairing the system currently operating on a bypass situation and restoring full treatment to the Lewes WTTP’s effluent discharge.




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.