For absolutely no reason, this news report on the Chapter’s Outfall Pipe Appeal comes to you…from a helicopter.
The Chapter is appealing DNREC’s January 5th decision that accepted the findings of the Environmental Impact Statement, EIS, for the proposed Rehoboth Beach Outfall pipe.
When Rehoboth Beach officials looked for land for an alternative disposal site for their municipal sewerage, the coastal real estate market was booming.
They contacted landowner, after landowner and found no one tilling to sell.
So the city proceeded with a proposal to build an ocean outfall, a plan that was supported as the best option in an environmental impact statement recently approved by state environmental officials.
Due to his tireless commitment and work to stop the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall Pipe, Gregg Rosner was nominated for and won the Chapter Leadership East Award from Surfrider Foundation at their annual Wavemaker Awards Dinner held in San Clemente, CA on January 31, 2015.
In 2012, the Delaware Surfrider Foundation Chapter formed the Surf Quality and Access Committee to focus on issues such as surf spot protection, surfing access, and improve surfing opportunities in Delaware. An overall assessment of surfing opportunities in Delaware is available in the “State of Surfing in Delaware” a report released in January 2014.
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Local environmental groups split on Rehoboth Beach outfall project
By Eli Chen – January 30, 2015
On a regular day, the Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant takes in about 1.3 million gallons of sewage from Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape Henlopen Acres and North Shores.
The article in the Washington Post had good detail and info from both sides, but the solution to the problem – land based application or spray irrigation – was not mentioned. Here is some more detail of those solutions.
This was great coverage in the Metro Section of Sunday’s paper. Unfortunately there is no mention of the solution or the real problem with ocean outfall – the waste of fresh water.
In scenic Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, a proposed sewer outfall causes nasty fallout
By Darryl Fears January 24
Washington Post Article
There are glitzier beaches in America, but most are not nearly as pristine as Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach, where the water quality is routinely ranked among the nation’s best.
But the same can’t be said for dirty Rehoboth Bay, separated from the popular ocean beach by a sliver of coastal highway. For decades, wastewater treated at a nearby sewer facility has been dumped into a canal that runs to the bay. A court has ordered it to stop
Rehoboth outfall fallout just beginning
By Gregg Rosner | Jan 16, 2015
The first rule of wildlife conservation is you cannot save species if you do not save habitat. For those of us who are conservative, we should regard that ethos and preserve our natural world for future generations, along with the health and well-being of all species that share this planet. If not, then that makes you a radical, someone disregarding the intrinsic value of biodiversity, which is directly and importantly the foundation of humanity on many fundamental levels.