Great Public Hearing last night in Rehoboth on the six permits still needed for a proposed outfall pipe to operate. An overwhelming majority of people spoke to against the permits for the pipe, with only a handful of people in favor. This pipe would also needs a separate Army Corps permit to be constructed.
Here are four things we need you to do in order:
Important Dates and Talking Points For Public Input on the
Permits Needed for the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall Pipe.
Public Hearing On Nov 15th – speakers will be given 5 minutes of oral testimony. THIS IS THE BIG ONE EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND! DNREC PUBLIC HEARING 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Rehoboth Elementary School 500 Stockley Street RB, DE 19971. See the link for more resources and the talking points below.
As they are required to do under the law, DNREC held one public meeting to discuss the six permits that the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall pipe project would need in order to be constructed. There was a pretty good crowd of about 45 people and a few good questions were asked.
DOVER (Oct. 11, 2016) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that DNREC will hold a public workshop Wednesday, Oct. 19 to provide information about several wastewater projects currently proposed by the City of Rehoboth Beach. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. inside Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Company Station 86, 219 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
First, thanks to those of you who commented on the Army Corps construction permit for the ocean outfall pipe. That permit is not yet granted but at the same time, a public notice and hearing process is happening for the other six permits this pipe will need. Please make a note of these 4 dates below and attend to help us stop the proposed ocean outfall pipe in Rehoboth Beach! There is a date to get more info, a date to learn more and ask questions, a full-on public hearing where you get your five minutes to speak, and a final date to submit your written comments to DNREC about these six permits.
Folks, we need you to write comments and send them in on the Army Corps’ permit to build the proposed Ocean Outfall pipe for the Rehoboth Beach Sewage Treatment Plant.
We’ve written a set of talking points for your letter and provided the email address to send them to etc below. Please take 5 minutes to write this letter! Text and a picture of the talking points below. Thanks!
Our own Gregg Rosner wrote a great Letter to the Editor in the Cape Gazette recently. Please check out everything he had to say about the illegal sewage plant discharges into Rehoboth Bay here.
Click the link to read the letter The Surfrider Foundation Delaware Chapter sent to DNREC to express our concerns regarding the July 26, 2016 Notice of Violation issued to the City of Rehoboth Beach.
This article is trying to make heads or tail of the current wastewater situation in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Click here to read the article which includes concerns from The Surfrider Foundation about recent violations and the storm drain issue the city is required to remediate.