A huge thank you to all 915 of you who used our Action Alert system and emailed your comments into the DNREC in opposition of the proposed Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall Pipe. Thanks as well to the Delaware Nature Society, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Assateauge Coastkeeper who signed on to the official comments the Chapter submitted. The Chapter’s comments can be seen here.
Delaware Sierra Club submitted excellent comments of their own which can be seen here.
A New Ocean Outfall at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Despite the Delaware Chapter’s best efforts, the City of Rehoboth Beach, DE recently chose to pursue building a new ocean outfall to dispose of its wastewater. Meanwhile, the Chapter is continuing their campaign to build support for Land Based Application (LBA) of the wastewater instead. LBA would allow the water to be recaptured and used primarily on agricultural fields through spray irrigation.
Local media coverage of this issue follows.
Indian River Beach Replenishment