How to Connect to the Sanitary Sewer Facilities

Plumbers must have a Master Plumber license from the State of Delaware to make connections to the wastewater facilities. You may be permitted to perform some of the work yourself, but a licensed plumber must make the physical connection to the County sewer system. You may also want to consult with your neighbors in seeking a price from the plumbers. Often, a plumber will offer a lower price if he or she has more than one hook-up in an area.

After you select a properly licensed plumber, he or she will then apply for a connection permit from Sussex County. Our office is in the County Administrative Office Building, 2 The Circle, Third Floor, in Georgetown, Delaware. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Issuance of a connection permit for the improvements on your property is required prior to initiating any excavation. The cost of the permit is $100.00, which covers the cost of processing the permit, inspecting the plumbing work, and establishing your account records. This permit can only be obtained by a Delaware licensed plumber. The permit fee must be paid at the time the permit is issued.

When your plumber has completed the piping work and our inspection finds the work satisfactory, you will receive a copy of the approved permit stating that your connection has been installed according to the procedures and specifications outlined in the Code of Sussex County.

July 1, 2018