Rural Area Waiver: Sarah & Purnell Potter IV

Division of Water

Published: Jan. 31, 2024
Comments Due: Feb. 14, 2024

DNREC Notice No. WR20240032

This office has under consideration the application of:

Sarah & Purnell Potter IV 20490 Potter Drive
Ellendale, DE 19941
Site Tax Map ID: MN 168.00-01-06.01
East Side of Sugar Stick Road, East of Murffs Road, Harrington, DE 19952

Sarah & Purnell Potter IV (Tax # MN 168.00-01-06.01) have applied for a Rural Area Waiver (RAW) pursuant to Section 5.6.3 of The Regulations Governing the Design, Installation and Operation of On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems. The request is being made to allow a system to be placed on land that does not meet current soil limiting zone criteria required by the Regulations Governing the Design, Installation and Operation of On- Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems in Delaware. The 13.78-acre parcel is located on the east side of Sugar Stick Road, east of Murffs Road, Harrington, Delaware. The proposed on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system (OWTDS) is a sand lined elevated sand mound with advanced treatment meeting performance standard nitrogen level 3 (PSN3). Section requires that the proposed disposal location be a minimum of 100 feet from all property boundaries (when soil conditions allow). Section requires that the OWTDS serve only a single-family dwelling.

The application and plans for this Public Notice are posted at For questions regarding the application and plans, or to submit comments or submit a meritorious request for a public hearing, please contact:

Division of Water
Residential Services Section
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-9947

A public hearing on the above applications will NOT be held unless the Secretary of DNREC determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received within 15 days from this notice.

A public hearing request shall be deemed meritorious if it exhibits a familiarity with the application and provides a reasoned statement of the action’s probable impact.