DOVER, Del. – Delaware state leaders and faculty members at Delaware State University celebrated a $19.2 million dollar grant that will help fund research to solve several water issues in the First State.

“There are water quality issues mostly at the southern part of our state because of the legacy of agriculture production in those areas and the poultry industry, so it will inform some of the decision making we have around that,” said Governor John Carney.

Officials add things like rising sea levels and water contamination are reasons why the quality of water in the state has dipped.

“Delaware faces significant challenges with water,” said Dr. Kent Messer, principal investigator. To learn more, click link here.