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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — A multimillion-dollar wastewater project in Rehoboth Beach is running behind schedule, and that means regulators are requiring contractors to take some additional environmental precautions.

The News Journal reports original permits for the project that will send the city’s treated wastewater into the Atlantic Ocean called for contractors to be off the water by April 1. But delays, partly due to weather, mean the work isn’t done.

By allowing it to continue past April 1, state and federal regulators are requiring the contractors to add a marine mammal observer to keep an eye out for sensitive species. A press release from the city also says they must conduct daily turbidity and seawater temperature monitoring.

The project, expected to cost more than $30 million, is intended to improve pollution in Rehoboth Bay.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com