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Sewage Treatment Squeeze in Northern Delaware

A warning issued last month from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control stated that due to a lack of landfill space, a wastewater treatment crisis may be in store for northern Delaware. Figures show that a Wilmington-owned treatment plant could reach a limit on the amount of sludge that it can dispose of in as little as 18 months.

February 05, 2007

A warning issued last month from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control stated that due to a lack of landfill space, a wastewater treatment crisis may be in store for northern Delaware. Figures show that a Wilmington-owned treatment plant could reach a limit on the amount of sludge that it can dispose of in as little as 18 months. Once reached, nearly half a million people could be forced to pay for alternative disposal methods in their sewer bills.

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