Water quality improvements in Delaware

    An EPA grant of more than $3-million will help improve water quality, particularly at Delaware’s beaches.

    Efforts to improve water quality in Delaware gets a multimillion boost thanks to funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.  The EPA is sending the state $3.2 million, which will be combined with $600,000 provided by the state.

    The money will support the Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund.  The fund provides low interest loans for construction of wastewater treatment plants and other facilities to improve water quality.

    Some of the loan money will help fund treatment facilities for the Inland Bays and the Oak Orchards Sewer District in southern Delaware.  The focus is improving the infrastructure near Delaware’s beaches as the population in Sussex County continues to grow.

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