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.
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
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,
He will conduct the Holy Eucharist service at 11 a.m.