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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding

 

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

 Jason Turner, left, of DNREC's Tank Management Branch and Jim Maddux of J&M Industries on an ARRA project The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has a number of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects under way. One of them was recently completed by DNREC's Tank Management Branch. Three leaking underground tanks were removed this month from a former gas station in Wilmington. The work was funded by ARRA, with the state hiring J&M Industries to handle the tank removal. Prior to the tanks coming out, B&E Waste Oil was subcontracted to pump out and dispose of residual petroleum in the tanks. The property is planned for development. Onsite for the removal were Jason Turner (left) of the Tank Management Branch and Jim Maddux of J&M Industries. Other DNREC ARRA projects are described below. 

Division of Water Resources, Financial Assistance Branch

                                                                   Certified Clean Water ARRA Projects

 
County

 
Project Name


Project Description

ARRA
Project Cost
 

 

Sussex

 

 

Angola Neck Sanitary Sewer District

 

 

The project includes the installation of a gravity wastewater collection system with conveyance and transmission facilities.  Woods of Hearing Creek and Angola by the Bay will be served by the new wastewater infrastructure. This project will eliminate approximately 1,360 septic systems and prevent 216 additional septic systems from being installed. The project will consist of the installation of approximately 72,720 feet of gravity sewer, 7 lift/pump stations, and approximately 25,500 feet of force main which will direct flows to the Inland Bays Regional Wastewater Facility.

  • Permanent Residents Impacted: 3,000
  • Total Project Costs: $33,500,000
  • ARRA Assistance: $1,500,000 principal forgiveness to refinance Base CWSRF Loan (originally $15M)
  • Jobs Created: 225 Construction Jobs; and 4 new Operations and Maintenance Jobs
  • Project Milestones: ARRA Refinance Loan closed on August 21st, 2009

 

 

$1,500,000

 

Sussex

 

 

Johnson’s Corner Sanitary Sewer District

 

 

The project includes a gravity wastewater collection system with conveyance and transmission facilities. Residents in the Johnson's Corner Sanitary Sewer District are will be served by the new wastewater infrastructure. This  project will eliminate approximately 375 septic systems and prevent 102 additional septic systems from being installed. The project will consist of the installation of approximately 40,000 linear feet of gravity sewer; 13,000 linear feet of laterals; 10,000 linear feet of pump station force main; installation of 40 individual home grinder pump units; and 5,00 linear feet of grinder pump force main.  Flows from the new sanitary sewer district will be conveyed to the County's existing regional Pump Station #30 system, then to the County's Regional Wastewater Facility for treatment and disposal.

  • Permanent Residents Impacted: 1,200
  • Total Project Costs: $11,867,971
  • ARRA Assistance: $5,083,986 including principal forgiveness of $1,248,083
  • Jobs Created: 50 Construction Jobs

 

 

$5,083,986

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER CERTIFIED CLEAN WATER ACT ARRA PROJECTS: 

 

County

 

Project Name

 

Project Description

ARRA
Project
Cost

Sussex

Woodlands of Millsboro

Installation of sewer collection and transmission systems for a new sanitary sewer district in the Woodlands of Millsboro area.

$640,000

Sussex

Oak Orchard Sanitary Sewer District Expansion # 1

Installation of sewer collection and transmission systems for a new sanitary sewer district in the Oak Orchard area. 

$5,641,503

Sussex

Inland Bays Regional Wastewater Facility Expansion

Upgrade and expansion of a regional wastewater treatment plant facility.

$1,756,227

Sussex

Town of Millsboro Wastewater Disposal and Reuse

Installation of purple pipe for reuse of drinking-water quality wastewater for toilet flushing, fire protection, street cleaning, etc. 

$250,000

New Castle

The Challenge Program Construction Training and Education Center

Installation of green components at a construction and training center; green roof, catchment basins, raingarden, riparian buffer, freshwater tidal marsh, cistern, gray water system, irrigation system, and rain barrels 

$190,000

New Castle

New Castle Conservation District Wilmington Silverbrook Run C.S.O

Installation of stormwater basin improvements for storage capacity, wetlands creation, and downstream flooding control to improve water quality

$1,000,000

New
Castle

City of New Castle Stormwater Management Facility Retrofit

 

Retrofit of six existing stormwater management facilities to provide enhanced stormwater quality management, wetlands creation and enhancement

$250,000

New

Castle

City of New Castle
Washington Park Flood Mitigation

Downstream clearing and construction to provide an outlet for the stormwater collection system, wetlands creation and enhancement

 

$630,000

New

Castle

 

City of New Castle
Buttonwood Dike Flood Mitigation

Installation of a self-regulating tide gate to provide flood protection, free tidal exchange of waters for wetlands creation and enhancement

$442,500

Kent

Kent County Levy Court
Wastewater Treatment Renewable Energy Park – Passive Solar

Installation of renewable energy generating systems at Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant - Thermal Solar Sludge Dryer Greenhouse

 

$1,085,320

                                                                                                                                                                           Total:    $18,469,536

Division of Air & Waste Management
Tanks Management Branch
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup


County

 
Project Name


Project Description

ARRA
Project Cost 

New Castle,

Kent,

Sussex

 

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup

 

The project involves conducting environmental investigations and cleanup activities at up to 23 leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites located throughout the state.

This funding can only be used for “shovel ready” federally-regulated leaking underground storage tank sites that meet EPA’s qualification criteria such as when the tank owner is unknown, unwilling to perform the work, financially unable to perform the work, or when the cleanup is performed as an emergency response action. Removing leaking underground tanks at a former gas station in Wilmington was funded by ARRA 

The terms and conditions associated with spending LUST stimulus money require that 35 percent of LUST stimulus funds are obligated and 15 percent spent within nine months of the grant award. This is in line with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act whose intent was to get money into the hands of businesses as quickly as possible to generate or maintain jobs.

  • Permanent Residents Impacted: Unknown at this time.
  • Total Project Costs: Unknown at this time.  
  • ARRA Assistance: $1.23 million, no match required.
  • Jobs Created: Unknown at this time.
  • Project Milestones:
    • ARRA LUST Stimulus Awarded on July 31, 2009.
    • Spend 15 percent, Obligate 35 percent of Funding by May 31, 2009
    • Spend all of the grant funds July 31, 2011

 

 

$1,230,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Division of Air &
Waste Management
Air Quality Management Section
State Clean Diesel Grant Program

Project description: There are three different clean diesel initiatives for the grant:

  • Installation of diesel particulate filters or other after treatment control devices on 23 heavy duty trucks operated by the City of Wilmington and 45 school buses operated in Kent and Sussex Counties. 
  • Installation of a truck stop electrification facility at the Smyrna Rest Area located in southern New Castle County.
  • Replacement of two diesel generators at the Fort Delaware State Park with a cleaner micro turbine generator.

Grant amount: $1.73 million

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