waste water

Don Rush

For the second time in around two weeks the Lewes waste water treatment plant has discharged partially treated water into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

The waste water bypassed the last two stages of treatment and lasted around two hours.

WBOC reports that the previous incident lasted for ten days before new equipment could be installed.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says it will be monitoring the plant to ensure there are no more problems.

Don Rush

Delaware residents could see a surcharge of up to $80 on their personal income taxes for projects to improve the state’s water quality.

A measure has been introduced in the state House of Representatives that would impose a surcharge equal to ten percent of income liabilities.

It would be capped at $40 for individuals and $80 for joint filings.

WBOC reports that the measure would bring in around $20 million to help pay for water and waste water system upgrades over the next five years.