Delaware launches water quality website

    DNREC and Division of Public Health launch a new water quality Web site.

    A new drinking water quality Web site was launched today with the intent to make information about essential services and resources more available to the public.

    Launched by both the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control (DNREC) and Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH), the site provides visitors with drinking water quality data such as water system reports, violation notices and the location and status of contaminated sites.

    An interactive map is also available to help visitors locate annual water quality reports for public water systems — like a water company, city or town system or shared well (not a privately owned well) — from which 82% of Delawareans get their drinking water.

    “Protecting and improving water quality is among the most important responsibilities of the State,” said DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara. “Whether served by a public system, a public well or private well, Delawareans have a right to know that their drinking water is safe and healthy.”

    DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay says Delawareans depend on clean drinking water, using “about 101 million gallons daily for drinking, cooking and bathing.” Rattay adds, “People deserve to know the quality of the water they drink, and this Web site compiles helpful information for them.”

    To access the new Web site, visit: www.waterquality.delaware.gov

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