In the name of science: Scientists to sink wells in Delaware for study

    In a study of water quality in current and future growth areas, scientists in Delaware say they plan to sink more than 1.4 miles of wells into northern Kent County and southern New Castle County aquifers in the coming year.

    According to, the Delaware Geological Survey and state Water Supply Coordinating Council will work together on the study, which is backed by a $600,000 grant.

    The plan is to obtain new information about groundwater quantity and quality in the growth areas.

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