DE - Solution to pollution in Bethany’s Anchorage Canal

Work begins on final phase of plan

Construction has begun on an innovative stormwater treatment project in the Bethany Beach area. It is the final step in the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ strategy to reduce pollution in the Anchorage Canal drainage area.

The Center for the Inland Bays, in partnership with local communities, the Delaware Department of Transportation and the University of Delaware, has been working for a decade to reduce runoff pollution into Anchorage Canal, which flows to Little Assawoman Bay.

The canal receives runoff from an over 100-acre drainage area that includes about a mile of Coastal Highway and the Sea Colony condominiums. About half of that area is covered by impervious surfaces.

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