Dec 13, 2006

Public Land Could be Grounds for Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Delaware Clean Water Advisory Council is debating the idea of allowing wastewater treatment plants to be built state-owned land. The plants would not be located near state parks.

According to The Daily Times, the notion of using public land for wastewater plants has created controversy from some advocacy groups. Two New Castle County groups have joined forces with Citizens for a Better Sussex (CBS) to oppose the plan.

Kevin Donnell, director of Water Resources with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, feels that the issue has been blown out of proportion.

CBS and the New Castle County groups have drawn up a bill to ban the practice of building wastewater plant or dumping treated wastewater on public land.