Don Rush

The city of Crisfield is working on improving its infrastructure.

City Manager Rick Pollitt told WBOC that the town has an aging problem but notes that it is not a wealthy municipality.

Pollitt said the town has received $4 million in state and federal grants and loans.

He told the television station that among the projects is its water system including two major pump stations.

Pollitt also said that another grant will help to develop a plan to deal with flooding.

Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers want to establish a state trust fund to coordinate and manage financial resources for clean water initiatives.

Democratic Gov. John Carney signaled his support Tuesday by announcing that he would propose $50 million in next year's capital budget for wastewater, stormwater, drainage and drinking water infrastructure.

Officials say the $50 million is in addition to $20 million for clean water programs in the current year's budget, and can be used to leverage federal funds.


Residents in Delaware’s Bayshore area got a look at plans by Delaware officials yesterday to deal with the drainage problems that have plagued the area.

The Delaware Division of Watershed Stewardship point to ten priority areas.

WBOC reports that these ranged from one in Pickering Beach and three in Kitts Hummock to a number of them such as Slaughter, Prime Hook and Lewes among others.

Brooks Cahall, manager of the drainage program, told residents that the plan was to make small repairs that could have a major impact on the flooding issue.

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Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control unveiled proposals for dealing with the drainage problems in Oak Orchard.

Last night the public got its first look at some of projects that state officials will be tackling to hand the flooding that the town is prone to.

WBOC reports that one would set up drainage systems where the flooding occurs most in the town.

In addition, an effort could be made to beef up of the tidal barriers for culverts that lead into the river.

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Residents in Oak Orchard, Delaware are calling for repairs to the drainage system as the waters still have not receded from the recent stormy weather.

WBOC reports that a number of residents said there was still a foot or so of water on the streets.

The state has provided $350-thousand for the engineering survey for the five places with the worst flooding.

In late-October a meeting is scheduled in Oak Orchard to take up the drainage issues.

The total amount of funds provided by the state for its drainage program is $3 million.