Sussex County Delaware

Rural Development
Loan Nets Approval

 
Sussex County Council ...

For Muddy Neck Sewer Area

By ROXANN MOORE
Special to Sussex County Online

GEORGETOWN -- Sussex County Council approved David Baker's request to apply for a $2 million Rural Development loan to make improvements to the sewer district from the Muddy Neck area to the South Coastal Waste Water Facility plant.

The loan would be for 40 years at an interest rate of 4.5 percent, according to Baker, county finance director.

The loan would purchase a 6.0 Microstrainer Filter. Currently, the county uses a 3.0 filter that was installed in 1989 and needs to upgrade the filtration system to at least a 4.0 or risk noncompliance of discharge, according to information provided by Baker.

The system costs $1,498 million. However, residents will not see an increase in their bills for the upgrade. The loan will be paid from connection fees collected.

In addition to the filtration upgrade, the proposed loan will also fund a forced water main that serves the Muddy Neck area.

Children's Story Line ...

County Administrator Robert Stickels reminds residents and visitors that they can enjoy children's stories by phone on the Sussex County Children's Story Telephone Line.

Stickels said the Sussex County Department of Libraries receives more than 41,000 calls a year.

The telephone numbers are (302) 856-3535; 856-3536; or 856-3537.

In Other Action ...
  • The council issued a proclamation making April 5, 2000 Tune Out TV Violence and Put Television to Work for Children day. Sussex County Family and Community Education joins with its national association to curb the amount of violence children view. The group feels television violence encourages children to be more aggressive.

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