Water Allocation Permits

Division of Water

Published: Feb. 12, 2023
Comments Due: Feb. 27, 2023

The Delaware Department of Transportation needs to construct a dewatering sump to construct a new bridge and demolish the existing bridge. They will use a 36-inch casing to reach a depth of 5 feet for their excavation. The discharge water will pass through a weir tank, a frac tank, a dewatering silt bag, and a pH adjustment system before being released to the Christina River. They will pump approximately .9 MGD for one year during phase two of this project. The site is located in Newport in New Castle County.

Tidewater Utilities, Inc has requested a modification of an existing allocation permit for proposed public well and three existing wells with a combined capacity of 1,600 gpm. The requested allocation is 1.27 MGD, 36.2 MG per month, and 302.2 MG per year. The proposed well will be located 3.1 miles North of Cheswold in Kent County County, on Red Maple Road. Tax parcel DC-00-028.03-07-30.00.000.

The above-mentioned application(s) may be inspected by contacting:

Water Supply Section
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901

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 by February 27, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. 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.