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Colder Weather

It is that time of year!  Please take the necessary precautions now to ready your home and yourself for possible power outages that are caused by high winds, freezing rain and snow.   Freezing temperatures can also cause damage to your pipes.  For customers who […]

About Lewes BPW

On 15 March 1901, an Act of the Delaware General Assembly established the (Town of) Lewes Board of Public Works. This political subdivision, often referred to as Lewes’ “second government,” was “to establish, control, and regulate an electric light plant, water works, and sewage system to the town.” Actually the Board is a limited purpose governing body established…

Snow Alert Preparation

Snow Preparation

January 2019 Updates


Ready to serve charge

The “Ready to Serve” charge is used to keep and maintain the utility systems that support our customers. A “Ready to Serve” fee is a monthly charge whether or not electric, water or sewer is used by the resident. All customers connected to the system […]

Job Posting

WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT   The Board of Public Works of the City of Lewes is accepting applications for the position of Technician within the Water/Sewer Department. Applicant is required to perform semi-skilled labor for construction, maintenance and repair of water and sewer mains, stormwater and any […]


We have received the results of testing the water at the Cape Henlopen Schools, Beebe Hospital, Harbor Health Care and Children’s Beach House.   ALL RESULTS HAVE COME BACK AS “BELOW” THE EPA AND DELAWARE STATE OFFICE OF DRINKING WATER ACTION LEVEL FOR LEAD – […]

Update – Lead Public Education Notice

LABS FOR LEAD / COPPER TESTING We received information that we would like to share with you from the Office of Drinking Water-Division of Public Health.  There are three labs that will assist you with testing of Lead and Copper.  Please note … The State […]

SCAM Alert

The Lewes BPW was just made aware of a recent SCAM advising customers to purchase gift cards to make payment on account or they would face disconnection.  The Lewes BPW does not and will not accept gift cards as form of payment.  We also will […]

Helpful Hints To Conserve Electric

Conserving Electric

Hurricane Season