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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).

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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides funds to assist low-income households with water and wastewater bills.

 

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: DHSS_DPH_KentCoPlumbing@delaware.gov

Inspections for Sussex County can be e-mailed to: DHSS_DPH_SussexCoPlumbing@delaware.gov

 

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

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program __________

Access to Private Restrooms Due to Eligible Medical Condition __________

Food Establishment
Inspection Reports

__________

Drinking Water
Notices

__________

Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) Request
Information

__________

Drinking Water
Health Advisory for
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

 

 


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