Delmar Events
Thursday, September 9th. 1999
Proud to Report on Water
As manager of the town of Delmar, I am pleased to submit the following report to the residents of our town. In 1993, our town underwent testing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for lead and copper in our drinking water. At that time, samples were taken and approximately 80 percent significantly failed the testing.
Subsequently, many agencies and individuals worked together to plan and fund the building of our new water treatment plant.
Through this, we hoped to bring our town into compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act.
Now, six months after the completion of our water treatment plant, we are delighted to report that the town was once again tested for lead and copper and of the 20 homes tested, there is no more reason to worry about the safety of our water supply. They’ve all passed with flying colors!
Many agencies are responsible for the funding of such an undertaking and our town would like to publicly express our gratitude for their assistance. Without such a cooperative effort, our citizens might still be anxious about the state of their drinking water.
Sincere appreciation goes out to the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Rural Development Administration, National Rural Water.
Roberta Neilson,
town manager
Delmar schools all smoke-free
The Delmar School District became a completly smoke-free campus on July 1. The new rule applies to all extra-curricular activities as well, including all sporting events.
Fans are reminded to refrain from smoking on school property at any time. Signs are posted at entrances and in areas where activities take place.
For details, call superintendent Dr. George Stone.

Citizen of year to be honored
The Delmar Chamber of Commerce will host its annual citizen of the year banquet Saturday, Sept. 11. Citizen of the year Shawn Brittingham will be honored. Brittingham is owner of IGA in Delmar. He resides in Delmar with his wife, Rosemary, and two children, Joseph, 4, and Katie, a senior at Delmar Jr.-Sr. High School.

All Saints’ to welcome state bishop Sunday
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove streets, Delmar, will welcome the Right Rev. Wayne Wright, bishop of Delaware, on Sunday, Sept. 12.
He will conduct the Holy Eucharist service at 11 a.m.