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Georgetown North Groundwater Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Georgetown North Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is EPA’s list of priority sites requiring evaluation for possible remediation from releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants.
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PFAS – Fighting Forever Chemicals in Delaware

By Todd Keyser Beginning in the 1970s, firefighters used a special foam to put out jet fuel fires at Dover Air Force Base (DAFB). That foam figured prominently in 2006, when a C-5 cargo plane crashed just short of a runway after developing problems during takeoff. Fortunately, all 17 onboard survived the


Communities in Need

The state has developed a list of communities in need as part of the Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities. These are communities that have lacked technical or financial capacity to address demonstrated public health and clean water challenges.



Delaware Clean Water Initiative

The Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities, or CWI, will help provide clean public drinking water and upgraded wastewater treatment for the state’s low-income, underserved communities. The Initiative is supported by a $50 million investment, the Clean Water Trust, created by the Clean Water for Delaware Act.



Salt in Our Water — Saltwater Intrusion and Inundation in Delaware

“Ghost forests.” Salty-tasting well water. Saltwater intrusion is a growing issue in Delaware due to sea level rise and climate change. Here’s what DNREC is doing about it.


PFAS Investigation Sites

This page contains a list of sites being investigated by DNREC for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, groundwater or surface water in Delaware.

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DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Todd Keyser 302-395-2600


Exposure Assessment Near New Castle Air National Guard Base

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) initiated an exposure assessment for perf- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the community near the New Castle Air National Guard Base in New Castle County.
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PFAS in Delaware

DNREC and the DHSS Division of Public Health are working with federal agencies to protect the environment and public health in Delaware from the effects of a group of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS.

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DNREC Division of Waste


Blades Groundwater Site

On Sept. 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of the Blades Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is EPA’s list of priority sites with releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants requiring evaluation for possible remediation. The public announcement of the listing appears in the


Water Allocation Permit Renewal and Modification: Town of Laurel

The Town of Laurel has applied for a renewal and modification of its public water allocation which serves approximately 4,000 people in Sussex County.


Project Planning Advances

Funds are available to help municipal governments prepare to apply for loans for public wastewater and drinking water projects.

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Greg Pope, P.E DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106 Dover, DE 19904 302-739-9941



Asset Management Incentive Program

Public wastewater and drinking water utilities can receive grants or loan interest rebates to develop and implement asset management plans to help keep their facilities in optimal working order.

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Greg Pope, P.E DNREC Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite


Water Infrastructure Advisory Council

The Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) initiates, develops and recommends to the Delaware General Assembly projects for the planning, construction, repair, renovation or expansion of drinking water and wastewater facilities.

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Environmental Finance 97 Commerce Way, Suite 106





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