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The Past & Future of Delaware's Water

Approximately 100,000 people in New Castle County, Delaware depend upon Veolia for clean, safe water.

The company also manages and operates the water system in Bethel, serving approximately 6600 people in Bethel and Concord townships in nearby Pennsylvania.

A Rich Tradition of Reliability

In 1933, the Wilmington Suburban Water Company was formed.

As the local population grew, so did the company.

Through the years, several small water systems were melded into the fold: Delaware Water Supply, Arden Water, New Castle County Water and the Delaware Water Corporation.

In 1948, another milestone was reached in an historic merger with General Waterworks Corporation.

In 1972, the Delaware Public Service Commission (DPSC) approved a merger between these systems to form one operating entity with physically interconnected facilities.

In 1994, United Water acquired General Waterworks and we became United Water Delaware proudly reflecting the relationship with our parent company, and our sister companies throughout the nation.

Today, the company is part of the global umbrella of companies within Veolia, the second largest environmental services company in the world.

We are proud to have played an important role in the growth and development of our community for almost a century, and we look forward to providing you with the highest quality water for another 100 years.

“It’s Good Being First” is the official motto of the State of Delaware. “It’s Good Being First” also describes Veolia’s commitment to excellence in service, innovations in water treatment and the important role it has played in Delaware since 1933.

First In Technology

Such “firsts” range from the introduction of leading-edge water clarifier technology to the ambitious engineering efforts that created the equivalent of an underground reservoir to best serve customers during dry times. Another first was construction of the state’s first and only tidal capture structure, an inflatable dam on the White Clay Creek utilizing high tide flows for optimal water source supply.

First In Service

We are also dedicated to earning “first in service” distinction each and every day. Veolia believes customers themselves are the best barometer of service quality. What are they saying about us? Veolia has earned a 94 percent satisfaction rating from its customers in Delaware.

First In Health And Environmental Protection

Veolia is committed to providing the public health protection, fire protection, sustainable economic growth, and quality of life that clean, safe, reliable and affordable water service delivers.

The Leadership Team for Veolia in Delaware

With unparalleled industry expertise and total dedication to cost-effective, environmentally sound service, Veolia provides proven experience and industry leadership to the customers and communities we serve. Beyond operational expertise, our management team is built upon demonstrated success in performance and change management, financial planning, capital planning and asset management.

  • Larry Finnicum, Operations Manager
  • Emily Guillen, Manager of Engineering
  • Shawn Wiley, Water Quality Manager
  • Robert Penman, Production Manager
  • Hector Rivera, Field Operations Superintendent
  • Michael Bard, Manager Communications and Community Relations
  • Judith McCoy-Jordan, Manager Customer Service