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.
The Environmental report and Preliminary Engineering report can be found here:
Presentations from the special Town Meeting
Slaughter Beach Public Presentation 06072021
Central sewer presentation
jULY 2012 – PREPARING FOR TOMORROW’S HIGH TIDE, SEA LEVEL RISE VULNERABIITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE
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.
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.”