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Recently Released White Papers & Reports
- Southern New Castle County Wastewater Plan: Septic systems work by utilizing the dilution qualities of rain water to convert urea and organic nitrogen in human waste to ammonia and ammonium for discharge to groundwater. Septic systems usually last for about 20 years and can properly treat wastewater in rural areas provided these systems are situated on large lots (>2 acres) with permeable soils (>1 in/hr) and deep water table (> 10 ft) and are pumped out every 2 to 3 years by property owners. When septic systems are not installed and operated in accordance with these criteria, these systems can discharge high amounts of nitrogen (>10 mg/l) and contribute to surface and ground water pollution.
- Use of On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems in Southern New Castle County: This report is intended to supplement information being developed to assist the County in addressing on-site wastewater and disposal provisions as well as environmental and land use concerns regarding areas in southern New Castle County that are experiencing rapid development pressure.
Earth Month 2019 Celebration
On April 26, 2019, County Executive Meyer, the Dept. of Land Use and DNREC celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day in the Bayberry North community in Middletown. The event featured a narrated walk along neighborhood pathways ending with a tree planting at the community clubhouse.
The Land Use Department and our community partners are demonstrating our shared commitment to protect the environment through the effective application of land use standards and regulations and by highlighting planning tools and resources offered to individuals, communities and land owners to support conservation.