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Water Allocation Permit Applications

A listing of recent applications for water supply allocations to the DNREC Water Supply Section.


Public Water Allocation Permit Modification Application: Town of Georgetown

The Town of Georgetown has applied for a modification of its public water allocation which serves approximately 6,400 people in Sussex County.


Water Allocation Permits

A listing of applications for water allocation permits.


Allocation Permits

Kevin Evans has requested an allocation permit for one proposed irrigation well. The maximum daily withdrawal is 864,000 gallons per day. The well will be located east of Bridgeville in Sussex County, near the intersection of Oak and Deer Forest Roads.


Water Supply Section Applications

A listing of recent applications to the DNREC Water Supply Section.


Water Allocation Permit Applications

A listing of applications for water allocation permits and permit modifications.


Water Allocation Permit Applications

A listing of applications to the Division of Water for Water Supply Allocations.


Water Allocation Permit Applications

A listing of recent Water Allocation permit applications to the Division of Water.


Water Supply Section Legal Notices

A listing of applications for water supply allocation permits and dewatering permits from the DNREC Division of Water Water Supply Section.


Water Supply Allocation Permit Applications

A listing of water supply allocation permit applications to the DNREC Division of Water.


Water Supply Allocation Permits

Division of Water Start Date: 3/31/2019 End Date: 4/15/2019
Ockels Farms, Inc. has requested an irrigation allocation for one proposed irrigation well. The maximum daily withdrawal for the well will be 1,152,000 gallons


Water Supply Section Allocation Permit Applications

Division of Water Start Date: 3/17/2019 End Date: 4/2/2019
Allocation Permits: Artesian Water Company, Inc. has requested a public withdrawal allocation for two existing public supply wells.  The requested daily withdrawal for the wells is 237,000


Public Notice: Water Supply Allocation Permits

Division of Water Start Date: 3/10/2019 End Date: 3/25/2019
W.C. Farms, LLC has requested an irrigation allocation for one proposed and one existing irrigation wells. The maximum daily withdrawal for the wells will be 2,268,000


Well and Water Use Permit Data

The Water Supply Section maintains a database of water well data derived from permit applications, well completion and abandonment reports. Data from this system is available from the Delaware Open Data Portal and by request to the Division of Water.

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Well Permits Branch


Water Supply Coordinating Council Meeting Archives

This page contains a collection of meeting materials for meetings of the Water Supply Coordinating Council between 2008 and 2010. Meeting materials since that point are available on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
Agenda Minutes


Water Allocation

The Water Allocation Branch oversees major water withdrawals, greater than 50,000 gallons per day, from any surface water or groundwater source in Delaware.

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Patty Murray Branch Manager 302-739-9945
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Groundwater Protection

The Groundwater Protection Branch oversees groundwater protection efforts, the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program, and the Wellhead Protection Program.

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Matthew T. Grabowski Branch Manager 302-739-9945
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Water Well Licensing Board

The Water Well Licensing Board is established in Delaware’s Regulations For Licensing Water Well Contractors, Pump Installer Contractors, Well Drillers, Well Drivers, And Pump Installers to advise and assist the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) in the administration of the licensing program.



Water Conservation

This approach includes recommended water conservation ideas for a drought watch and for a drought warning. It also includes planned mandatory restrictions in the case of a drought emergency. Drought watches, warnings and emergencies in Delaware are declared by the Governor. Water Use Recommendations for Drought Watch Lawn and Turf Watering (including


Well Permits

The Well Permits Branch manages and issues well construction and use permits for wells that withdraw 50,000 gallons or less of water daily. The Branch inspects wells and licenses companies and individuals who construct wells and install and repair or service pumps in and for wells. And it maintains data on the construction and status


Water Supply Application and License Fees

Following are application and license fees for the DNREC Division of Water Water Supply section. Make checks out as payable to “Division of Water” unless otherwise noted. When an advertisement for a permit is required, the advertisement appears in Sunday newspapers, and is for a 15-day public comment period.



Construction of Monitor and Observation Wells

Monitor and observation wells constructed in Delaware shall conform to the requirements of the State of Delaware Regulations Governing the Construction and Use of Wells (1997). This document reiterates some of the requirements found in the regulations. It also establishes additional criteria for the design and construction of monitor and observation wells intended to assist


Water Supply Coordinating Council

The Water Supply Coordinating Council, established by the Delaware General Assembly (26 Del. Code, § 1305 – § 1308), works to continue water supply self sufficiency in northern New Castle County, and to develop and publish water supply plans for southern New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County.



Water Supply

The Water Supply Section issues well and water allocation permits, and licenses water well contractors. The section also oversees statewide drought management, groundwater quality monitoring, and wellhead and source water protection programs. The section works with the Delaware River Basin Commission to manage water withdrawal from the Delaware River.



Division of Water

The Division of Water manages and protects Delaware’s water resources. It provides technical assistance, laboratory services, and regulatory guidance and implementation. And the Division performs applied research and provides educational services.

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