DNREC joined other state, federal and county officials Aug. 29 in announcing $25.5 million in grants and loans to extend a central sewer to some 1,500 homes located in the Angola Neck Sanitary Sewer District, comprising 10 communities on Herring Creek and Rehoboth Bay.
Presenting the ceremonial check were, left to right: Terry Deputy, DNREC’s Division of Water Resources’ Financial Assistance Branch Administrator; State Representative Peter Schwartzkopf, 14th District (Rehoboth); David S. Small, DNREC Deputy Secretary; U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper; David Baker, Sussex County Administrator; U.S. Rep. Michael N. Castle; Donna McCallum, Corporate Secretary, Angola By The Bay; Kevin Smith, representing U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden; and Sussex County Council 5th District Representative Vance Phillips.
“This project represents another successful partnership so critical to improving water quality in the Inland Bays," DNREC Deputy Secretary David S. Small said to a crowd of more than 100 local residents. "It brings us another step closer to our ultimate goal of eliminating nutrients from entering these environmentally-sensitive bays.”
In addition to $8 million loan and $2 million grant from USDA Rural Development, and a $1 million grant from Sussex County Council, the State of Delaware is providing a $15 million loan through the State Revolving Fund program and a $1.5 million grant from the 21st Century Fund.