Berley Mears, Director of Public Works
Lisa Gillespie, Operations Coordinator
8000 Herring Run Road
P.O. Box 1100
Seaford, DE 19973
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
October-April 8:00am to 5:00pm
May 2 - September 30 7:00am to 4:00pm
Public Works consist of three (3) departments which are water, sewer collection, and streets. These three departments are all serviced by seven (7) cross-trained full-time employees, one (1) Operations Coordinator, and managed by the Director of Public Works. The City of Seaford Public Works department's number one priority is to provide safe clean drinking water to all of our customers.
The City of Seaford Water department serves a population of around 6,928 people and has approximately 2,600 service connections. Water for the city is supplied through five wells, four elevated storage tanks with a combined capacity of 1,850,000 gallons, and a distribution network containing approximately 66 miles of 4-18 inch water mains. All developed areas can be served by the surrounding water mains.
Sodium Hypochlorite is added for disinfection, soda ash is added for pH adjustment, fluoride is added for healthy teeth and polyphosphate is used for corrosion control at all well treatment facilities. To review our most recent annual water quality report, please CLICK HERE. For prior year reports, please call Berley Mears, Director of Public Works for a copy.
To compare Seaford's water rates with the surrounding areas CLICK HERE.
Seaford's Sewer department is responsible for maintaining and repairing approximately 40 miles of sewer main with around 2,500 service connections within the collection system. Included in the collection system are fifteen (15) sewage pumping stations and a gravity collection system that flows to the Seaford Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Nanticoke River. Seaford also accepts and treats all of the sewage from the County owned system in our neighboring community of Blades.
CLICK HERE for an important notice concerning damage from a sewer back-up.
There are approximately 46 miles of streets to maintain within the City limits, of which 11.37 miles are State maintained and 35.26 miles are maintained by Seaford's Street department. CLICK HERE for a list of State maintained roads within the city. The Street department is responsible for repairing pot holes, patching water or sewer repair road cuts, street sweeping, leaf and limb pickup, snow removal, clean catch basins, street signage, and more.
It is sometimes challenging to complete street sweeping and leaf and limb pickup on a weekly basis. We try our best to provide both of these services every day, but sometimes are forced into diverting the man power to complete other tasks within the Public Works department.
CLICK HERE Street sweeping schedule.
POINT OF CONTACT:
If you have any questions concerning the Public Works Department contact City Hall at (302) 629-9173 from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM and the Police Department at 302-629-6644 after hours, weekends, and holidays. There is also a request tracker on the home page of our web site where you can report problems.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Public Works