Water Resources

Water Distribution

The water distribution system provides water services to 33,000 customers including 26,463 residents. More than 1.3 billion gallons of water is pumped through 91 miles of pipe annually to serve 7,500 water service connections. In addition, the city services 1,300 commercial and industrial accounts.


More than 2.2 billion gallons of sewage is transported annually through the city's 73 miles of sewer distribution lines. The sanitary sewer system operates on a gravity system. With the help of two primary pumping stations, sewage which originates from the city flows through the New Castle County system and is delivered to the Wilmington Regional Wastewater Treatment facility.

Civic Connect:  A Great Resource for City of Newark Residents

Just moved to the City of Newark? Welcome!  Or just moved to a different part of town and are unsure of your trash/recycle schedule? No Problem!  

The CivicConnect application helps residents obtain information about curbside and drop-off services provided by the City of Newark, as well as services provided by other public agencies.

To locate a service, click on the magnifying glass icon toward the right on the top margin and
simply enter an address or activity in the search box, or use your current location. Your location will then be pinned on the map and relevant information about available curbside and drop-off services will be displayed below.  Click here  to get started.

InformMe Citizen Notification System
Staying Updated Has Never Been Easier

The InformMe Citizen Notification System is used by cities across the United States to notify residents about any or all of the following community concerns:

  • Crime Alerts
  • Electric Utility Alerts
  • Megan's Law Notifications
  • Meeting Notices (Council/Board/Commissions)
  • Refuse/Recycling Changes
  • Traffic Alerts
  • Water/Sewer Utility Alerts
  • Weather-related Alerts

The city of Newark is happy to provide this service to its residents in an effort to keep everyone in our community updated.  All you have to do is sign-up, and that's it!  However soon it may be warranted, the alerts you chose will be sent via the delivery method(s) you chose.  Whether by voicemail, text and/or email notifications, you will be contacted at the same time as everyone else who signed-up.  

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors in Newark, and encourage them to sign-up too.  It takes only a few minutes, and in case you are unsure which notifications to receive, just remember that you can change your selections whenever you like.  Rather than checking on television or online, now you can relax knowing the city will contact you!

Just click here to sign-up!

Note:  Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can register by calling the City of Newark at (302) 366-7000.