Public Works

Water Treatment

Located in Delaware, Delmar's water treatment was refurbished with the latest technology and pumps in 1998, meeting the demand needs of Delmar now and into the future.
Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water. We have two wells that draw from the Manokin Aquifer. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in conjunction with the Division of Public Health has conducted source water assessments for nearly all community water systems in Delaware. Contact the Delmar Town Hall at 410-896-2777 or 302-846-2664 regarding how to obtain a copy of this assessment or go to . Overall, the drinking water supply system exceeds drinking water standards for metals; has a high susceptibility to petroleum hydrocarbons; a moderate susceptibility to nutrients; and a low susceptibility to other inorganic substances, other organic substances, pathogens, PCBs, and pesticides.
We want our valued customers/residents to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Town Hall, 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, Maryland. Public Health, Office of Drinking Water and Delmar Utility Commission routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws.

Waste Water Treatment

Located in Maryland, Delmar's wastewater treatment was originally built in the mid-1980s, the plant was expanded in 2011 to treat 30 percent more wastewater than the old treatment facility, a total of 850,000 gallons of wastewater per day, meeting the capacity needs of Delmar now and into the future.
The facility employs cutting-edge clean water technologies that meet stringent pollution control limits set by the State of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay 'pollution diet' or TMDL. Last year, EPA and the seven jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed put in place the TMDL. The TMDL, or Total Maximum Daily Load, is the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive and still meet water quality standards that protect humans and aquatic life. The watershed's TMDL will substantially reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution entering our streams and rivers flowing to the Bay, improving the health of the Chesapeake, our nation's largest estuary and one of strongest contributors to the region's economy.
The facility was upgraded to include the addition of biological and enhanced nutrient removal systems that effectively reduce pollutants - nitrogen and phosphorus loadings from entering the waterways that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. An outdated chlorine disinfection system was replaced with a new ultra violet (UV) disinfection system, reducing the hazards of chlorine to the public, the operators and the environment. Other upgrades include a state-of-the-art screen and grit removal system, new influent and effluent pumps that increase the reliability of plant operations, new waste activated return and sludge pumps, and a power backup generation system.

Street Maintenance

Streets includes streets, avenues, boulevards, alley and other public way dedicated to public use and maintained for general vehicular travel with our municipal corporate boundaries. The Town of Delmar reconstructs, repairs and preserves our streets through paving, repaving, grading and drainage,purchases and installs street identification signs, removal of snow and ice and laying of materials for traction. We also provide a monthly street sweeping to provide additional maintenance to the streets. The first week of each month on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday will be Delmar, Maryland's street sweeping days. The second week of each month on Thursday and Friday will be Delmar, Delaware's street sweeping days.
Week 1 - Tuesday:
E. East St., E. Elizabeth St., E. Chestnut St., E. Pine St., E. Walnut St., S. Penn. Ave., 1st & 2nd St., 4th & 7th St., Bi-State Blvd. (from State St. to E. East St.)
Week 1 - Wednesday:
Md. Ave., W. East St., W. Elizabeth St., W. Pine St., W. Walnut St., State St.
Week 1 - Friday:
Wood Creek, Breckenridge, Winner Blvd, Amber Ridge
Week 2 - Thursday:
Lincoln Ave., 8th, 9th & 10th St., Delaware Ave., E. Jewell St., E. Grove St., 1st & 2nd St., 4th & 5th St., 6th & 7th St., Jones Terrace, Hantwerker Dr., Ellis Parkway, Bi-State Blvd.
Week 2 - Friday:
W. Jewell St., N. Memorial Dr., Bynum Lane N., Maryland Ave., W. Grove St., 12th St., Thornton Blvd., Gerald Court