May 26, 2017

State Permits Issues for Outfall Pipe

After an eight year battle the state permits for the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall pipe have been issued. DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin called several Chapter members and other advocates personally with the news. Thank you to everyone who joined the Chapter in this fight in any way! 
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May 15, 2017

State Senator Weighs in on Outfall Pipe

The latest show of opposition to the proposed Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall Pipe comes from State Senator Stephanie Hansen. As a member of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee this speaks volumes. No other elected officials have sent such letters of concern to DNREC. 
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April 13, 2017

Call Governor Carney – Deny Rehoboth Outfall Permits

Folks, after eight long years of fighting the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall pipe, we have an opening to deny the permits. With a new Governor and a new DNREC Secretary, we feel we can convince them to deny the permits to build the pipe. 
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March 10, 2017

Comments on Outfall Pipe Permits

Back in December 2016 the Chapter submitted extensive comments on the permits needed by the Rehoboth Beach Outfall Pipe. DNREC has been sitting on the decision since then. Possibly because they don’t have a Secretary, possibly for other reasons. Below we have posted all of our comment letters
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November 16, 2016

Great Public Hearing and Follow Up for You!

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:
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October 21, 2016

Rehoboth Outfall Permit Meeting

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.
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October 13, 2016

Press Release: DNREC schedules Oct. 19 public workshop for proposed Rehoboth wastewater projects

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.
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October 12, 2016

Four Dates for Action!

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.
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September 27, 2016

Comments on Outfall Pipe Permit – 3 Days Left

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!
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September 24, 2016

Rehoboth: Focus on wastewater, stormwater

There is a great Editorial in the Cape Gazette outlining both of the water quality challenges facing Delaware Beaches. Please check it out here.

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