Dagsboro OKs water rate hike to offset supplier’s increase

DAGSBORO — Monthly water bills in the town of Dagsboro that go out in November will reflect a rate increase necessitated by a substantial rate hike from its water suppler — the neighboring town of Millsboro. By a show of hands, Dagsboro’s mayor and council voted 5-0 Monday night to keep its $35 fixed rate […]

Dagsboro council OKs interconnect agreement with Artesian

DAGSBORO — Town of Dagsboro officials have taken a formal step that in the not-too-distant future could result in tapping a new water supply source for the town and its water customers. By 4-0 vote, town council this week approved an interconnect agreement with Artesian Water Company, which is undertaking a new well system in […]

Smyrna, Milford linemen bring electricity to Navajo Nation

SMYRNA — For a week straight, First State linemen are helping shine light on the needy Navajo Nation. A four-member Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation crew has worked 12-hour days and heads home Saturday. Hailing from Smyrna and Milford, the public power utility workers joined the pilot Light up Navajo program bringing power to 300 homes […]

Smaller electricity bills may be in Dover’s future

DOVER — City of Dover power customers could pay less for electric service beginning June 2021. City Manager Donna Mitchell said recently approved energy contracts included lower than usual market prices, although she could not disclose the locked-in pricing due to confidential and proprietary reasons of the open market. The agreements entered into on Jan. […]

Fixed and usage: Dagsboro council OKs water rate adjustments

DAGSBORO — Slight savings may loom over the New Year’s horizon for low-volume water consumers in the town of Dagsboro under a new fixed/usage rate structure geared to address a projected water operations deficit. Following a public hearing, town council by a 5-0 vote Oct. 22 approved a monthly fixed rate decrease from $40 to […]

Ellendale-area voters reject Sussex County’s public water proposal

  ELLENDALE — Majority rules, so water in the Ellendale area will continue to come from private wells. For the second time in approximately eight years, Ellendale-area voters rejected a pitch for a public water system, this time to be provided through contractual agreement between Sussex County and Artesian Water Co. The Nov. 4 referendum […]

Delmarva Power requests rate hike

NEWARK — Delmarva Power on Tuesday filed a petition with the Delaware Public Service Commission to authorize an electric base rate adjustment of $62.8 million. If the request is approved as filed, the bill for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh will increase by $10.23 per month to a total bill of $151.34. The […]

Is the water in Delaware safe?

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DOVER — Eight sites in Delaware have been recorded as having lead in water in quantities greater than the allowable federal limit over the past three years. A law that went into effect in 1991 mandates drinking water systems contain no more than .015 milligrams of lead per liter, or 15 parts per billion. The […]

Dover flushing its water system

DOVER — Dover residents shouldn’t be surprised if they happen to see not-so-clear water coming from spigots starting Sunday night. It’s all part of the city’s regular flushing of the water distribution system, a process that has been done regularly for several years to help alleviate concerns regarding brown water. Flushes are scheduled for 15 […]

Regulator approves Exelon’s takeover of Pepco

NEW YORK — A Washington, D.C., regulator approved Exelon’s nearly $7 billion takeover of rival utility Pepco, but the deal only will go through if Exelon agrees to the regulator’s terms. The District of Columbia Public Service Commission said Wednesday Exelon has 30 days to agree to the way it wants more than $70 million […]