The SCAOR Card – Issue #009 – Local Government


Contact: Krys Johnson, Communications Specialist, 302-227-2772

Announcement of Rehoboth Beach issuance of outfall permitting
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (May 25, 2017) – Today Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Shawn M. Garvin approved and signed the Secretary’s Order for the Rehoboth Beach ocean outfall which includes all required DNREC permits to move forward with construction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be issuing a permit along with a Sediment and Stormwater Permit from the Sussex Conservation District, and DelDOT permits for work on state road right-of-ways.

The approved pipeline alignment begins at the existing Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant, follows the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal north to Grove Park. The pipeline will then turn northeast to Henlopen Avenue and continue along Henlopen Avenue to the Deauville Beach parking area and terminate in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 6,000 feet from the parking area. The 24-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline will be installed via horizontal direction drill approximately 3,000 feet and marine open-cut trench approximately 3,000 feet. Once the pipe is anchored in place with concrete collars, the open-cut trench will be backfilled. The terminus of the outfall pipe will consist of a 120 linear foot diffuser comprised of eight risers, 1.5 feet above the ocean floor, with four discharge ports per riser. The diffuser will be installed on pilings to ensure stability.

The city is advertising bid documents in the next week. Mobilization of equipment will begin in October 2017 with an anticipated construction completion in April 2018. For more information visit


Rehoboth Beach adopts valet trash service ordinance
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (May 22, 2017) – On May 19, 2017, the Rehoboth Beach Commissioners adopted an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 227 of the Solid Waste Municipal Code, relating to valet trash service. The new ordinance implements a valet trash service to assist residential property owners in complying with placement and collection regulations. Specifically, that waste containers must not be put out earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day before collection and removed from the curb not later than 9 p.m. on collection day. The city’s valet trash service is an additional $300 per year above the standard base trash service fee of $275 per year for full-time residents or $250 per year for part-time residents.

Participants in the program shall use a city-provided 95-gallon valet trash container available for a one-time fee of $50 per container, for up to three containers. The container must hold only household trash and be placed in a location predetermined by the city. Recycling and yard waste containers will not be picked up as part of the city’s valet trash service.

The city has mailed valet trash service information to all residential trash customers. The deadline for enrollment is May 31, 2017, for the next annual billing cycle of July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. For more information, please visit or call the City of Rehoboth Beach Administrative Office at 302-227-6181 (Option 2) or


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