Public Works Department
The Water Department supplies drinking water to approximately 2600 residents, town businesses, and its visitors. The Department is required to make sure that the water meets all the standards set forth by the Delaware Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Protection Agency.The Department’s primary goal is to provide clean, safe drinking water at all times. An additional benefit of this consistent supply is the ability to provide water, at pressure, for use in fire protection.
The hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., from Monday through Friday. For Water Emergencies, contact Greg Wingo (302) 462-1775.
If you choose to have your irrigation metered separately please contact Town Hall at 302-684-4110. Usage going through an irrigation meter will not be charged to your waste water bill.
One of the Town of Milton’s greatest assets is its beautiful parks. With the help of the Public Works Department and its partners in the Milton Garden Club, Milton Memorial Park, Mill Park, Governors Walk and our other open public places are kept mowed and clean.
The State of Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife maintains the two boat launching ramps and three parking areas in the Town of Milton. The construction and maintenance of these ramps, docks and attached parking areas is funded through fishing and boat licenses, as well as excise taxes on sporting equipment and fuel sold at docks. As such, the use of these facilities may be limited to licensed boats and anglers.
Greg Wingo, Public Works Supervisor
John Koerkel, Public Works Operator
Robert Wilson, Public Works Operator
Eric Darby, Public Works Operator
Christopher Parsons, Public Works Operator
Water Utility Documents:
Consumer Confidence reports are published annually and provide much detail about results from testing for contaminants monitored the the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Delaware Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water. Reports for the prior calendar year are issued every May.
The Town of Milton operates a system of water main and service lines to bring safe and clean drinking water to each home and business within the town limits. The water is produced from three active wells and treated with chlorine and fluoride at one plant. Storage in two water towers provides reserve capacity, pressure for the entire system and fire suppression capability. In order to continue providing reliable service, plans for maintenance, emergencies and growth must be made.
In 2012, an update to the 2008 Water Facilities Plan was reviewed. This review shall serve as a reference when making decisions related to capital improvements.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control regulates the quantity of water that is taken from aquifers. If an effort to better manage this limited resource, the Division of Water receives reports of daily drinking water well production. The Division has established a conservation goal of public water systems using an average that does not exceed 100 gallons, per person per day for all types of use and water loss events.
In 2012, the Town of Milton embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce consumption to meet this goal. This goal was met in April 2013. The overall plan and the step-by-step “march” towards this milestone achievement are detail in the “Plan” below – and the Water Utility Periodic Reports.
- Water Conservation Plan 2012-13
- Water Conservation flyer 1
- Rain Barrels from DNREC June 2012 with photo
The first quarter 2013 water meter reading revealed that the Town of Milton has achieved its Water Conservation Goal! Read the report that follows:
- Water Committee Report 4-30-13
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 3-4-13
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 1-7-13
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 12-3-12
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 11-5-12
- Water Conservation Plan 2012-13
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 9-10-12
- Aug 2012 Leak Detection Expense Request
- Water Loss events June – Aug 2012
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 7-2-12
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 6-4-12
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 5-7-12
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 4-2-12
- A Better Accounting of Water Use 2-24-12