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Public Water Supply Operator

For Public Drinking Water

The mission of the Office of Drinking Water is to protect the health of Delawareans by assuring safe drinking water through comprehensive monitoring, technical assistance and public education. No public water system shall operate without a duly licensed public water supply operator. The Department of Health and Social Services shall have the authority to exempt the owners of seasonal public water systems, restaurants, hotels and similar businesses from the requirement to operate with a licensed public water supply operator. The Department shall have the exclusive power to grant or deny any such license and shall adopt regulations setting the requirements, including any acceptable performance or an examination for obtaining and retaining any such license. The Department shall have the authority to monitor the water quality of public water systems for secondary drinking water quality standards. The Secretary shall have the authority to establish, after public hearing, minimum secondary drinking water quality standards for all public water suppliers serving more than 500 service connections within the state.

More Information

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/odw.html

Department: Health and Social Services

Division: Public Health

Office: Office of Drinking Water

Term

No public water system shall operate without a duly licensed public water supply operator. The Department shall assess an annual licensure fee of $50 per operator.

Fee

http://delcode.delaware.gov/title16/c001/sc02/index.shtml

Renewal Form

Licensure renewal forms are sent to the facilities annually, prior to the expiration of the current license. Please contact our office with any questions.

Applicable Laws

http://delcode.delaware.gov/title16/c001/sc02/index.shtml

Applicable Rules and Regulations

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/odwregstoc.html

Contact

Edward Hallock can be contacted by email at Edward.Hallock@state.de.us and by phone at 302-741-8630.

Registry of Licenses Search

https://drinkingwater.dhss.delaware.gov/ and http://www.delaware.gov/topics/waterquality/index.shtml

Notice

This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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