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Drinking Water Sampling in Delaware Schools for Lead

The Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) began a sampling initiative in Delaware schools in October 2020 to identify the levels of lead within the drinking water system. As of early 2022, every school in Delaware has been sampled and the initial results have been analyzed by the Division of Public Health Labratory (DPHL).

Delaware Department of Education



New Plumbing Inspection Procedures

Plumbing permit holders may now e-mail plumbing inspection requests. Please provide:

  • Permit number
  • Type of inspection
  • Plumber or home owner's name
  • Inspection address and any information on accessing the property

Inspections for Kent County can be e-mailed to:

Inspections for Sussex County can be e-mailed to:


The mission of Health Systems Protection (HSP) is the protection of Delaware citizens through the monitoring and enforcement of health and safety standards as well as the prevention and control of environmental risk to human health. HSP accomplishes this mission by:

  • Working with retail food establishments to ensure safe and wholesome products are available in Delaware stores and restaurants;
  • Monitoring drinking water quality throughout Delaware;
  • Providing oversight for radiation facilities and technicians;
  • Ensuring contractors and renovators working in Delaware are using lead-safe work practices.
  • Providing consultations and information on indoor air quality;
  • Regulatory oversight of healthcare facilities throughout Delaware; and
  • An array of additional services working to improve and protect the health and safety of all Delawareans.

HSP - Programs

HSP Links

Access to Private Restrooms Due to Eligible Medical Condition

Food Establishment
Inspection Reports


Drinking Water


Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) Request


Drinking Water



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