The Residential Services Section serves property owners and their selected contractors and appointed agents. The scope of services includes drinking water wells, septic systems and other residential activities that affect water resources in the ground.
The Wastewater Disposal Program oversees all aspects of the siting, design and installation of onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems (known as septic systems).
The Water Supply Program issues water well construction and use permits for non-industrial wells. It inspects wells and maintains data on the construction and status of all permitted wells.
Where site constraints limit the ability to install conventional wastewater systems, the Department may approve innovative or alternative systems that provide at least an equivalent level of treatment as the conventional systems used in Delaware.
Residential Services Section Manager
Water Supply/Private Water Wells
Innovative and Alternative Systems
New Castle and Kent Counties
Well and Water Supply
DHSS Office of Drinking Water