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Welcome to the Division of Water website.

Delaware's water resources are key to a healthy and productive future for our families, communities and businesses. We all depend on a clean and abundant water supply for drinking water; activities such as swimming, boating and fishing; agricultural production, manufacturing, and tourism, and much, much more. While DNREC's Division of Water has some core responsibilities to protect the state's water resources, we all share in this tremendous responsibility to sustain and protect our state's ground waters and surface waters. Like you, we take these responsibilities seriously and are committed to working with people  from throughout Delaware to fulfill them in a practical and cost-effective way.

You are invited and encouraged to explore the Division's Programs, Permits, Licenses, Regulations, Forms, Publications, and all the other offerings available via the website. Please join the Division of Water in a partnership for "Clean Water for Today and Tomorrow" by sharing your questions, comments and concerns with us. On behalf of the entire Division of Water staff, thanks again for visiting our website.

Virgil R. Holmes

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