Water: Local Drinking Water Information
Delaware Drinking Water
Note: The external links to state web sites and contacts may not be accurate at this time, we are currently reviewing this information. Please check back with us for the updates on these pages.
The water you drink
Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.
- Read your water quality report if it is online, or
- contact your water supplier to get a copy.
To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, enter part or all of your water supplier's name, or browse the list of counties in your state. Then, click the "Search" button.
To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.
If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety. EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually. Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.
Where does drinking water come from?
State drinking water offices
Delaware's drinking water program
Division of Public Health
Delaware Health and Social Services
43 S. DuPont Hwy
Edgehill Shopping Center
Dover, DE 19901
Delaware's source water program
Water Supply Section
Division of Water Resources
Dept. of Nat. Res. and Env. Control
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19903
Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Delaware's report is not online, but read EPA's national summary to learn how to get a copy.
Funds for safer water
States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Delaware's program.
Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.