A proposal to design and construct a new ocean outfall to discharge treated effluent will be detailed today at a public hearing in Rehoboth Beach.
The city and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will conduct the session which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Avenue. Rehoboth Beach developed the Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with the environmental review procedures of the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund. The proposed ocean outfall would discharge into the ocean about 6,000 feet from the Deauville Beach parking area. Under terms of a 2002 consent order, the city must cease discharging into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Public comments may also be submitted until May 10th. Written comments may be sent to the Department of Natural Resources and EnvironmentalControl, Financial Assistance Branch, 5 E. Reed St. Suite 200, Dover, DE 19901 or by fax (302)-739-2137or email at Rehoboth_EIS_Comments@state.de.us.