From August to October 2017, the City of Rehoboth Beach conducted stormwater sampling near Lake Gerar and along the boardwalk. Nine water quality sampler units were installed next to manholes in these areas. DNREC mandated the city to submit a report on the water quality in five stormwater outfalls that empty into the ocean as part of the approval of the Rehoboth ocean outfall permits. The outfalls are located at Grenoble Place, Maryland Avenue, Rehoboth Avenue, Laurel Street and Delaware Avenue. The purpose of this sampling was to investigate what is in the city's stormwater by collecting data on bacteria. This information will be used to check the water quality, and where needed, develop options to reduce stormwater volume and evaluate disposal options along with improving the water quality.
Water Quality Sampler Unit