The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), in conjunction with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), will begin soliciting for new water quality improvement projects Wednesday, Jan. 17 as DNREC and DPH start to develop 2024 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) project priority lists. Projects must be listed on the CWSRF and DWSRF project priority lists to be considered for funding.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in 2022 boosted funding for clean water and drinking water projects across the country, with those funds provided through the existing State Revolving Fund (SRF) process.
Notices of Intent for SRF wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and related infrastructure projects must be received by DNREC Environmental Finance by close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.
This Act updates certain statutory fees in Title 7 and establishes or updates certain permit and licensing fees. This Act also replaces and supersedes 1991 Del Laws. Ch. 86 (H.B. 360), An Act to Amend Titles 7 and 23 of the Delaware Code Relating to Permit Fees and Other Assessments Charged by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and to Authorize and Approve Various Permit Fees and Assessments.
Delaware Rural Water Association is pleased to announce that it’s training center has received a grant from the State of Delaware via the CCCPM to provide training to municipalities and their employees throughout the State of Delaware that is recognized and accredited by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE), for Cross Connection Control Certification, ASSE 5000 Standard. This nationally recognized ANSI® accreditation is designed to provide qualified students a national certification not only in the State of Delaware, but throughout the United States.
The following select courses are available to municipalities throughout the State of Delaware at no cost to the towns or cities.
ASSE Cross-Connection Control Surveyor Certification
ASSE Backflow Prevention Program Administrator Certification
There is no safe level of lead exposure. EPA will continue to strengthen actions to protect communities from lead in drinking water. This guidance alongside regulatory improvements, infrastructure investments like the $15 billion provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for identifying and replacing lead service lines (LSLs), and other actions, are significant steps towards replacing 100% of LSLs across the country. Service line inventories are the foundation from which water systems can take action to address LSLs. Establishing an inventory of service line materials and identifying the location of LSLs are key steps in getting them replaced. A comprehensive and accurate inventory allows you to publicly track progress on LSL identification and replacement, engaging the community and enhancing transparency. In addition, a comprehensive and accurate inventory can help all systems by supporting asset management programs and customer communications.
The deadline is fast approaching for water utilities to register for the NRWA PFAS Cost Recovery Program. Your system does not need to have a positive PFAS detect to participate. If you do not join now, you may risk losing available funds to treat and remove PFAS from your system.