Letter: Delaware’s polluted waterways pose a risk
But by midsummer, our son was diagnosed with an outer ear infection.
The pediatrician asked if he had been swimming in Delaware’s bays.
After that, I’ve seen warnings against swimming in the Inland Bays with an open wound — and we’ve started to question our activities on the water.
Worse, I’ve learned there are many communities in Sussex County that don’t have access to clean drinking water.
There are multiple causes for these polluted waters — loss of wetlands, aging sewage treatment plants, and malfunctioning septic systems, to name a few.
And there are solutions for cleaning up our contaminated water resources.
I urge Sussex Countians to support funding efforts and for Sussex County lawmakers to support bills like House Bill 270, which would raise such funds.
Many of the benefits would be seen right here at home.
Every Sussex Countian has a right to clean water — especially safe drinking water.
Aimee Isaac lives in Rehoboth Beach.