Study Recommends Dumping Rehoboth's Treated Wastewater into Ocean

Mar 21, 2012


             Dumping treated-wastewater from Rehoboth Beach into the ocean is the safest way to dispose of it.

            That’s the conclusion of a draft environmental study by GHD Inc that will be used by Delaware’s Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to build the proposed outfall.

            A public hearing has been set for April 10th at Rehoboth’s Convention Hall.

            Chris Bason, executive director of the Center for the Inland Bays, told the Wilmington News Journal…that he has not had a chance to read the report.

          But, he said, believes that removing the wastewater discharge from the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal that flows into Rehoboth Bay would improve the water quality there and in other Inland Bays.

         There have been efforts to clean up the discharge beginning in 1989 with the construction of a wastewater treatment that has seen three subsequent upgrades.