Delray Beach Oufall Pipe
August 16, 2016

Rehoboth Beach Sewage Plant Receives Violation

You may have read already that the Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant has received a violation form the State of Delaware, (DNREC) for discharging brown solids into the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal. Cape Gazette’s take here.  And WGMD’s article here. We are linking the actual violation letter from the State to the plant because it makes for good reading and there are pictures! 
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Delray Beach Oufall Pipe
February 27, 2016

What is the history of sturgeon in the Delaware Bay and why are they endangered?

Originally Posted on Feb 26, 2016 on www.Delaware-Surf-Fishing.com

By: Gregg W Rosner

In the Delaware River before 1890, there were an estimated 180,000 adult females spawning, and now the total spawning adults in that river is believed to number fewer than 300.
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January 13, 2016

Pipe Dreams: The proposal to dispose of wastewater in the ocean off Rehoboth Beach is deeply flawed

This amazing article written by Gregg W. Rosner was published is the Delaware Beach Life holiday edition. Read the entire article below.


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Delray Beach Oufall Pipe
June 25, 2015

Second Letter to Rehoboth Property Owners

The second letter from the Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has arrived in the mail for Rehoboth Beach property owners. This time the chapter is joined by the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club and Delaware Audubon.
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June 24, 2015

Appeals Board Case Not Heard on Merits, Lost on Jurisdiction

We are not going to sugar coat this – we lost our appeal to the Environmental Appeals Board – but please note that the case was not even heard on its merits. We lost because DNREC argued that the Environmental Appeals Board does not have jurisdiction over decisions like this. More from the News Journal’s Molly Murray here.
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Delray Beach Oufall Pipe
June 18, 2015

Former DNREC Secretary Weighs in on Outfall Pipe

We would love to have had this comment two years ago when he was DNREC Secretary, but Colin O’Mara posted a comment to his Facebook page last week about the proposed Rehoboth Beach ocean outfall pipe. This was covered in a News Journal article by Molly Murray earlier this week.
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June 8, 2015

California’s Pumping, and California’s Dreaming

California is dreaming…they are dreaming about your water. In all of the well publicized problems of the California drought right now, they don’t mention one thing. They don’t mention that California has until recently pumped 1.35 billion gallons of water into the Pacific ocean every day through ocean outfall pipes. Yes, we said billion.

They have cut that back a bit in recent years due to water recycling programs*, but it is still about a billion gallons a day.
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May 29, 2015

Tidewater Proposal – $20 Million

Link to Tidewater’s proposal for land application for $20 million.

At the May 15th Public Hearing in Rehoboth where the Commissioners set a date for the referendum on borrowing money for an ocean outfall pipe, a letter was read from Tidewater Utilities. It said they would be submitting a proposal detailing the cost of a land based application approach for Rehoboth Beach’s Wastewater Treatment Plant’s water. This proposal was just officially posted on the Tidewater website. At $20 million, it is much less than the recent estimates of $31 million for the cost of the pipe alone. Please read that proposal here http://www.middlesexwater.com/family/tidewater-utilities-inc/a-sustainable-solution-for-disposal-alternative-for-the-city-of-rehoboth-beach-e
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Delray Beach Oufall Pipe
May 18, 2015

Outfall Pipe Vote Set for June 27th

City of Rehoboth Commissioners set the date for the referendum, the public vote, on borrowing the money for the controversial ocean outfall pipe for Saturday, June 27, 2015.

People need to ask why the cost keeps going up. The City website claims the outfall pipe portion of the project will be $25 Million as seen in the slideshow (below the video) here . But tow news articles have the cost of the outfall pipe portion at $31 or $32 million, as reported in this Cape Gazette article by Ryan Mavity and this News Journal article by Molly Murray.

Let us just say that Stan Mills’ claim of “misinformation” by our group are unfounded.
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May 12, 2015

Rehoboth Beach Mailer & Public Hearing

The Chapter has sent a mailing to every property owner in Rehoboth Beach to make them aware of the referendum coming up on borrowing money to fund the outfall pipe. The mailer aims to tell people that as property owners, they are eligible to vote in the election even if they don’t live in Rehoboth. Here is a PDF of the one-page mailing. Please share this with those you know that own property in Rehoboth.

And please, please come out the public hearing
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