Price point Weighs Heavy with Selecting a Water Service
Upstate and downstate options vary.
Service area: Large areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Call for specific locations.
Consumption rates: $6.57 per 1,000 gallons for up to 2,000 gallons; $7.10 for 2,001 to 7,000 gallons; and $8.28 for more than 7,000 gallons. (artesianwater.com, 453-6930)
Long Neck Water Co.
Service area: Sussex County in roughly a 10.75-square-mile area east of Millsboro and west of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. (longneckwater.com, 947-9600)
Sussex Shores Water Co.
Service area: Primarily the Sea Colony development in Sussex County.
Consumption rates: $3.64 per 1,000 gallons for up to 5,000 gallons; $5.19 for 5,001 to 20,000 gallons; and $6.61 for more than 20,000 gallons. (sussexshoreswater.com, 539-7611)
Service area: From lower New Castle County to Sussex County near the state’s southern border with Maryland.
Consumption rates: $7.95 per 1,000 gallons for up to 5,000 gallons; $8.05 for 5,001 to 20,000 gallons; and $8.15 for more than 20,000 gallons. (tuiwater.com, 877-720-9272)
Service area: New Castle County from the Pennsylvania/Delaware border southwest to the Maryland/Delaware border
Consumption rates: $3.38 per 1,000 gallons for up to 5,000 gallons; $4.03 for 5,001 to 20,000 gallons; and $5.68 for more than 20,000 gallons. (unitedwater.com, 633-5900)
Municipal water/wastewater systems
Many localities throughout Delaware provide public water and/or wastewater service for their residents. Below is a list of some of the larger municipal systems and their phone numbers:
- Bethany Beach, 537-3771
- Bridgeville, 337-7135
- Clayton, 653-8419
- Dover, 736-7035
- Laurel, 875-2277
- Middletown, 378-2211
- Milford, 422-6616
- Newark, 366-7055
- New Castle (Municipal Services Commission), 323-2330
- Rehoboth Beach, 227-3194
- Seaford, 629-8307
- Smyrna, 653-9231
- Wilmington, 576-3877