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    Surfers We Need Your Help!!!!!!

    Surfers... I wanted to let you all know that Rehoboth beach is trying to propose a treated sewage outfall dump that will send poo only 9,000 feet off of our coast. We need all of the support that we can get to try to steer them in the land application direction. Please send in your written comment to the town and let them know how it affects you and your family. This is also a huge problem for anyone around the area that owns a business and relies on tourism for a way of living! Tourist don't want to swim in dirty poo poo just like we don't want to surf in it!!!

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    Complaining is fun in all but...

    From my experiences sending emails really never works. If you really want change, as Im sure that anyone who reads this would, then the best course of action is to make it highly public - wether that mean word of mouth, through surfrider chapters, or just by blogging like a kook about it then so be it. If people heard this, especially thoes in the more EC/ liberal mainstream then there would be a S*** storm (no pun intended).

    If you want to do something than embarras them into changing, its the only way to go in todays climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Blonde 25-6-4 View Post
    just by blogging like a kook about it
    being a ***** just to be a *****, i guess.

    to the original poster:
    thanks for the heads up. i had no idea. it starts with awareness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Blonde 25-6-4 View Post
    From my experiences sending emails really never works. If you really want change, as Im sure that anyone who reads this would, then the best course of action is to make it highly public - wether that mean word of mouth, through surfrider chapters, or just by blogging like a kook about it then so be it. If people heard this, especially thoes in the more EC/ liberal mainstream then there would be a S*** storm (no pun intended).

    If you want to do something than embarras them into changing, its the only way to go in todays climate.
    Well just to clear the air Beach Blonde, Surfrider had over half of the attendance in the meeting last saturday. Didn't see you there. As far as blogging like a kook, I must say you have quite the nerve to speak of this since it's helping us surfers out. If you want to be negative then don't post anything at all. Again people this is a tool to get the surfers all together to fight for our water quality. If we have to do it through BLOGGING LIKE A KOOK THEN I'M GOING DOWN SHREDDING!

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    I never really understood the thinking that dumping things in the ocean is somehow a good idea... and

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    You might wanna get in contact with Wildlife management , Tourisme Department and If you have and maybe local Fisheries in your area . There is power in Number and public reach is a good tool . also contact you local paper. Townships and Municapalites hate bad publicity . Sometime the pen is mightier than the sword.

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    I'm going to assume you're are not an informed member of Surfrider, or atleast I hope not. The reason I have so much trouble backing almost any environmental activist organization is the sheer amount of mis-information and eggageration towards whatever hot topic is at hand.

    I would hope Surfrider explained there will be no "poop". It is treated effluent that the EPA has deemed acceptable thru the clean water act to be discharged IE the environmental regulatory agency of people way more informed of any of us says it's ok. Is it ok? That's subjective. But the truth is the effluent has to be discharged somewhere if any of us wants to live.

    Spray irrigation has as many drawbacks as direct discharge. This subject is more a matter of land use and land value. The unfortunate truth is, if any of us want to live or work near the beach.....you have to understand the value of land and development. In my personal opinion this is being blown WAY out of proportion and is simply a subject easily over glorified and agenda pumping.

    If we want to tackle a real beast of an issue, research combined sewer / stormwater conveyance typical in any city build before 1900. It flushes more UNTREATED (raw poop, pee, tampons, detergents, anything that goes down your drain) DIRECTLY into the delaware river then the rehoboth facility will treat in discharge by a large margin.

    And bash me for being a surfer that doesn't support surfrider, but this is one of many issues that are not only a misuse of resources for the agency, but come out as a blatent agenda pushing overstatement to get the masses rilled up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappydreads View Post
    Well just to clear the air Beach Blonde, Surfrider had over half of the attendance in the meeting last saturday. Didn't see you there. As far as blogging like a kook, I must say you have quite the nerve to speak of this since it's helping us surfers out. If you want to be negative then don't post anything at all. Again people this is a tool to get the surfers all together to fight for our water quality. If we have to do it through BLOGGING LIKE A KOOK THEN I'M GOING DOWN SHREDDING!
    Im not a part of surfrider, I dont live any where near any chapters. Wish i was. Sorry to piss people off.

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    anyone know what the plan is to do with what they remove from the sewage to make it safe for discharge
    Sell it to McDonald's to convert into Grade D beef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    Sell it to McDonald's to convert into Grade D beef.
    hahaha, nice! Check this out! http://www.arcatamarshfriends.org/marsh.php
    In California, they use the solid waste for compost and the city uses it on their landscaping, etc. Now that's pretty awesome!
    REUSE.