The LWVSC's Environment and Natural Resources Committee Forum on Safe Drinking Water

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Environment & Natural Resources Forum
Safe Drinking Water?? 
Everyone’s Concern

 

On March 14th, League of Women Voters of Sussex County presented a well attended forum on Safe Drinking Water in Sussex County Council Chambers, Georgetown.  
 

The League’s aim was to raise awareness of current well-water contamination and ongoing threats to public health and the environment in Sussex County. Public insistence on the need for long-term solutions is critical as County Council reviews the final draft of the 2018 Sussex County Comprehensive Plan before submitting it to the state for approval.

The forum focused on shortcomings of wastewater and agricultural sludge disposal that lead to continuing pollution of residential wells.  A panel of experts discussed the scope of polluted sites, inadequate zoning practices, and the current lack of regulation enforcement which has led to groundwater contamination at sites such as Mountaire Farms in Millsboro.

The video of the presentation can be found here.

 The speakers and their power point presentations follow:

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Sussex County, Delaware