DNREC Division of Water

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.

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Residential Services

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.

Commercial and Government Services

The Commercial and Government Services Section serves the permitting needs of industrial, municipal and agricultural customers.

Wetlands and Waterways

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.

Resource Protection

The Resource Protection Section helps protect groundwater resources through monitoring, evaluation and compliance enforcement. It also provides licensing for water-related professions.

Environmental Laboratory

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.

Division Management and Support

The Division Director’s Office provides coordination and support for the functions of the Division of Water. Find contact information, details about online applications, and more.

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