Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Wastewater

Since 2014 the Council has been working to position the town to take advantage of potential funding opportunities in order to strengthen our infrastructure and better protect the town against coastal storm damage.   The Town Council’s intent is that Sussex County explore those funding opportunities on our behalf, and establish a sewer district to construct and maintain a centralized system that serves the Town of Slaughter Beach.

SEWER PROJECT UPDATE: January 17, 2024:

Davis, Bowen and Friedel have placed stakes with small flags along all roads within the Town limits to signify location for vacuum valve pits.  Once this was completed, the Sussex County Engineering Department are sending letters to individual property owners advising where the vacuum valve pit would be placed outside their home and request contract agreement.

Please note, IF: you have not received a letter for your address Or you have other questions about this project that are not answered in the letter THEN, you should contact the Project Manager:  Randy Duplechain

Email: randy.duplechain@sussexcountyde.gov

Letter:  Sussex County Engineering Department, 2 The Circle, PO Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947 Attention: Randy Duplechain

All correspondence must include your Parcel ID Number so your location can easily be identified.  Your Parcel ID Number is located on both your Sussex County and Slaughter Beach tax bill.  Or you can do a web search at: https://property.sussexcountyde.gov/PT/maps/mapadv.aspx

Previously asked questions and answers can be found here: Questions and Answers in Red

Sewer Project Update – Rescheduled Date Meet the Sussex County EngineerSaturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
The meeting will be held in person at the Memorial Fire Company – Dining Room and
via ZoomMeet the Sussex County Engineer working on the Slaughter Beach Sewer Project.  A Q&A session will follow a presentation. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered directly by those involved in the design and installation of the project.

Please note the deadline for the signed documents regarding the vacuum value pit placement on your property originally due to be returned in early March has been extended to March 30th.

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The Environmental report  and Preliminary Engineering report can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gwokh44rk5jn3r3/AADF8nmKumZ-bvMEAfSeOIHKa?dl=0

Presentations from the special Town Meeting

Slaughter Beach Public Presentation 06072021

Central sewer presentation

DNREC Links

https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/water/groundwater/septic-systems/

jULY 2012 – PREPARING FOR TOMORROW’S HIGH TIDE, SEA LEVEL RISE VULNERABIITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/coastal/Documents/SeaLevelRise/FinalAdaptationPlanasPublished.pdf

 2018 – TOWN OF SLAUGHTER BEACH, COASTAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION OPTIONS

Town of Slaughter Beach Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Options(1)

Frequently Asked Questions: 7-14-2012 Frequently asked questions

Establish a sewer system owned and operated by Sussex County to serve the Town of Slaughter Beach.

LEGAL AUTHORITY

Establishing a centralized sewer system requires the approval of both the Sussex County Council and the Town Council of the Town of Slaughter Beach. Pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 6501, the Sussex County Council is authorized to establish a sanitary sewer district to serve incorporated areas when it will be “conducive to the preservation of the public health.” If the Sussex County Council refuses to establish a sanitary sewer district to serve the Town, there’s nothing the Town will be able to do about that. However, if Sussex County is willing to establish a sanitary sewer district that will serve the Town of Slaughter Beach, that can only be done with the approval of the Slaughter Beach Town Council. As outlined in 9 Del. C. § 6703, no sewer system “shall be constructed or maintained within the boundaries of any city or town situated in the County without the consent of such city or town . . . . The consent shall be given only by an ordinance adopted by the council or other governing body of the city or town in question, but once given shall be irrevocable.”