The Delaware River Basin Commission adlpted Special Protection Waters regulations for point source pollutants (1992) and non-point source pollutants (1994) for the upper Delaware Basin due to its "exceptionally high scenic, recreational, ecological and/or water supply values." This protection was expanded to portions of the Lower Delaware and its tributaries (2000) as SIgnificant Resource Waters.
"Water is a public resource, not a commodity. Public policy must ensure the sustainability of safe water supplies for the benefit of all people and the natural environment."
The Delaware Chapter is committed to protecting the Delaware River and Bay as an aquatic system. A number of industrial activities currently threaten the River's diverse environment, including the continued dredging of the river by the Army Corps of Engineers. We have been involved in the protection of the Delaware River for decades, and will continue to be firm advocates with your help.