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Beach town residents complain dunes used as bathroom

August 4, 2018

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Residents of a Delaware beach town say they’re tired of beachgoers using dunes as a bathroom.

The News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/2OKJGl8 ) that residents have filed complaints about beach visitors in Lewes urinating and defecating on the dunes.

The 1.5-mile stretch of beach in a largely residential area has public bathrooms available on either end, but nowhere in between. Lifeguards are not on duty.

Lewes Mayor Ted Becker acknowledged that resident have a legitimate concern but said there are numerous challenges the town would face to add bathroom facilities to the beach.

Officials say the dunes are environmentally sensitive and provide storm protection for area homes.

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

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