GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed sewer plant doesn't need a special permit, clearing the way for it.
The state's highest court ruled on Aug. 17 that Tidewater Environmental Services Inc.'s proposed Wanendale plant is neither a manufacturing facility nor a heavy industry site as defined by the Coastal Zone Act. It would produce treated water that could be sprayed on farm fields.
The Sierra Club and other groups had sought to prevent the company from building the plant, arguing it was a heavy industry and thus banned from the coastal zone.
The project would sit on 320 acres of land off Del. 24. It could provide centralized wastewater treatment for between 4,500 and 10,000 homes.