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  • Governor Markell proposes Clean Water for Delaware's Future plan

  • Gov. Jack Markell proposed a Clean Water for Delaware's Future Plan for protecting public health and cleaning up Delaware's bays, rivers and streams within a generation, while creating jobs and strengthening Delaware's economy.
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  • Gov. Jack Markell proposed a Clean Water for Delaware's Future Plan for protecting public health and cleaning up Delaware's bays, rivers and streams within a generation, while creating jobs and strengthening Delaware's economy.
    Clean Water for Delaware’s Future will generate additional funding for wastewater, stormwater and drinking water projects throughout the state.
    Funds will be used to support projects that will:
    - Remove toxics and restore streams and rivers
    - Repair and update wastewater and drinking water treatment plants
    - Modernize stormwater infrastructure in communities to improve flood and storm resilience
    - Support conservation/agricultural practices that prevent pollutants from reaching surface and ground waters
    - Protect and restore critical natural resources like wetlands and forests that help purify water and mitigate flooding
    - Make important upgrades to industries, which will systematically reduce impacts to water resources
    Over the next five years, more than $500 million in wastewater facility upgrades are needed statewide.
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