Serving New Castle County's 122,000 sewer customers is no easy task! County residents generate 50+ million gallons of wastewater per day. To service that need, the county maintains over 170 pumping stations, 45,000 manholes, and more than 1,700 miles of sanitary sewer pipe. If all that pipe was laid end to end, it would form a line that stretched from here to Denver, Colorado.
Public Works employees are on call 24 hours a day, and their duties include everything from maintaining pumping stations, cleaning existing sewer lines, and the design and construction of new lines. Here you will learn information on the following: