The DNREC Division of Water manages and protects Delaware’s water resources. It performs applied research and provides technical assistance, laboratory services, and regulatory guidance and implementation.
The Residential Services Section serves property owners, their contractors and appointed agents. Services include drinking water wells, septic systems and other residential activities that affect water resources.
The Commercial and Government Services Section serves the permitting needs of industrial, municipal and agricultural customers.
The Wetlands and Waterways Section serves property owners and their selected contractors and appointed agents. The scope of services includes permitted activities on, or affecting, wetlands and subaqueous lands.
The Resource Protection Section helps protect groundwater resources through monitoring, evaluation and compliance enforcement. It also provides licensing for water-related professions.
The Environmental Laboratory is a full-service lab that assesses water, air, soil, hazardous materials and biological samples. The lab helps monitor the water quality and biological health of Delaware’s water resources.