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Information About Vibrio Bacteria

Vibrio are bacteria that occur naturally in brackish waters such as the Delaware Bay, the Inland Bays and tributaries, especially during warm weather months. Vibrio infections are relatively rare in Delaware and nationwide. However, when Vibrio or other bacteria come into contact with an open wound, they can cause serious infections. Vibrio infections can be
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What is a Red Tide?

“Red Tide” is the common term for a particular type of harmful algal bloom made up of large concentrations of toxic red dinoflagellates called Karenia brevis (K. Brevis). These are tiny red-colored, naturally-occurring aquatic microorganisms which, in sufficient concentrations, can cause a reddish tint to the water. At very high concentrations, they can cause toxic
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Public Meeting and Public Hearing: NaturaLawn of America Distribution and Marketing Permit (Docket #2019-P-W-0025)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Surface Water Discharges Section will conduct a public meeting and a public hearing on NaturaLawn of America’s application for a distribution and marketing permit.
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Public Hearing: Allen Harim On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System Permit Application and Artesian Wastewater Management Spray Irrigation Permit Application

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Water, will hold a public hearing on August 21, 2019, on permit applications which have been received from Allen Harim Foods, LLC, and Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc.
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Division of Watershed Stewardship

The Division of Watershed Stewardship manages and protects the state’s soil, water and coastlines. It uses a comprehensive array of watershed-based programs to ensure proper stewardship of Delaware’s natural resources. The division protects and maintains the state’s shoreline and navigable waterways. It regulates changes to coastal and urban lands. It develops and implements innovative
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Green Infrastructure Loans

The Delaware Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (commonly known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund) provides loans for green infrastructure projects to help meet an EPA goal to promote green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, and other environmentally innovative projects.
Each year, between 10 and 20 percent of
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