The BPW offices will be closed on Wednesday June 19, 2024 in observation of Juneteenth.

Lewes BPW wants to keep you in the loop about an essential program happening in our community. We have been working with 120 Water to develop a Service Line Inventory in accordance with the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule recent revision. The goal of the EPA and Lewes BPW is to better protect our community’s drinking water through information.

Maintaining an inventory of service line materials is a federal mandate designed to bolster the safety and dependability of our water infrastructure. It’s part of our commitment to ensuring the highest standards in water quality and compliance with national regulations.

Water service lines have two parts, one owned by the BPW, and one owned by the customer. Ownership switches at the curb stop, which can usually be found at the property line. To have accurate records, BPW needs to determine the material for both the utility and customer owned sides.

Water service line diagram

NOTHING! We want to emphasize that this program has nothing to do with potential deficiencies in our water quality. We are committed to providing safe water to our community. This is a proactive measure to ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of our water system.

Over the coming weeks, you may notice our teams conducting surveys and assessments around the neighborhood. This is simply part of the process to compile accurate information about our water service lines. Customers may receive a postcard survey in the mail to help the BPW determine service line materials on the customer side of the system. You may also access the survey here.

After the verification of inventory has been completed, Lewes BPW will begin the replacement and sampling processes. Lewes BPW will provide a public transparency dashboard on this page to keep you updated along the way. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team. We are here to address them and provide additional information as needed.

Additional Resources

EPA Lead and Copper Rule

Who is 120 Water?