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Artesian Resources

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)


Tidewater Utilities

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)


United Water

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

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