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***Caution***
Revenue impacts are highly speculative. For more detailed modeling, the EFC's Water and Wastewater Rates Analysis Model is a free tool that examines how revenues at your utility could be affected by various changes in rate structures. However, neither of these tools should be used in place of an in-depth rate study.
***Caution***
Assumes across-the-board rate increases for all customer classes. Projected revenue impacts assume a 3 percent drop in demand for every 10 percent increase in price. Accuracy of projections decreases as the proposed rate increase gets larger.
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Characteristics
Utility Owner
Ownership type
Primary County
Primary service area
Date Rates Effective
  Median for Statewide Stats
Number of Systems 1 51
Est. Number of Connections
Est. Service Population
Census Year   2017
Average Household Size2.61
Median Household Income$63,036
Poverty Rate12.12%
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This Rates Dashboard is designed to assist utility managers, finance directors, Board members, local officials, reporters, and customers to compare their utility's residential water rates against multiple factors, including system characteristics, customer base demographics, and geography. Users can manually/temporarily input financial data using the Edit Data or Add Utility button to turn on the Cost Recovery dial (on the user’s local machine only – this is cookie based).

The Delaware and Surrounding States Water Rates Dashboard was constructed as part of Smart Management for Small Water Systems, a nationwide project of the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) that provides a variety of free resources to systems serving 10,000 people or fewer. Survey data were collected by the University of Delaware's Water Resources Center. The Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created the Dashboard with funding provided by a cooperative agreement with the US EPA. Additional free resources for water and wastewater utilities are provided below.

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Demographic Information ?
Service Area
2018 Percent Poverty
2018 Percent Below 2x Federal Poverty Income
2018 Median Household Income
2018 20th Percentile Income
2018 Unemployment
System and Community Info
Water System Characteristics Obtained from SDWIS and the CA Water Board
PWSID
Community Water System Name
Primary Water Source Type
Number of Monitoring Violations 2017-2020 ?
Number of Water Quality Violations 2017-2020 ?
Service Population ?
Number of Connections ?
Percent of Connections that are Metered ?
Compliance Status with the Human Right to Water watchlist in 2020 ?
Community Characteristics Obtained from the Census Bureau ?
Service Area
Population 2018
Population 2010
Population Change
Please select a utility above to view current Delaware rates survey data.

When the dashboard appears, you will see the first utility alphabetically in the survey group. Please select the desired utility/rate structure, monthly usage, and comparison group of your choosing on the left half of the dashboard.

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