The money will fund water infrastructure projects throughout the state.
The latest $16 million comes from the Delaware Clean Water State Revolving Fund which is currently funding 41 projects totaling nearly $100 million. DNREC Secretary Colin O’Mara says the fund is fed by a number of sources including federal grants, stimulus funds and state money. “What we did in Delaware, which is a little different than every other state, is we tried to pull together all the different resources we possibly could have, and try to leverage them against each other to have as many projects moving at the same time,” O’Mara says.
One of the biggest projects getting funded is a $7 million effort in Kent County to expand their waste water treatment plant. Smaller projects include other waste water improvements, and efforts to move communities off of septic systems.