Sewer & Water

Sewer & Water 24-hour Emergency Contact, please call (302) 855-7379.

The information contained on this web site deals with water and sewer systems operated by the Sussex County Council. Sussex County operates several sewer districts and one water district. Many of the cities and towns in Sussex County operate their own water and sewer systems. You must contact those communities to find out information on their services.

Sussex County is also not responsible for the issuance of on-site (i.e. septic systems) wastewater permits. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) issues permits for those systems and performs the required inspections. The Sussex County office of DNREC can be contacted at (302) 856-4561.

Many of the cities and towns in Sussex County operate their own water and sewer systems. You must contact those communities to find out information on their services.

The objective of the Environmental Services Department is to operate and maintain the county's water and wastewater facilities in an economical and efficient manner. It is our obligation to protect the natural resources of Sussex County by consistently maintaining a high quality effluent.

Click here to view cities and towns that provide sewer and/or water service

Click here to view the sewer and water districts Sussex County operates

Click here to view the private water companies in Sussex County


How to Contact Us With Questions and For Emergencies

  • For questions about how your Annual Service Charge or Annual Assessment Charge was computed, call Utility Permits at (302) 855-7719.
  • To inquire about your sewer bill, please call Billing at (302) 855-7871.
  • To inquire about financial assistance, please call Billing at (302) 855-7871.

Sewer & Water 24-hour Emergency Contact, please call (302) 855-7379.