The Water Department will be conducting Hydrant Flow Tests on Thursday, June 23, 2022. During this
time, you may experience low water pressure or discolored water for up to 24 hours. We ask that you
run your water on cold for 10 to 15 minutes until it clears. We also suggest that you do not do any laundry during this time.
These Hydrant Flow Tests are necessary because, as of October 11, 2021, the City of Lewes requires all
one/two family dwelling projects that are deemed to be new construction to have a fire suppression
system installed in the dwelling. This requires the Water Department to certify the hydrant location, the
system flow, static/residual and pitot pressure, and the availability of water flow for the dwelling prior to
the City of Lewes granting a Building Permit.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and we ask that you direct any questions or concerns regarding the
Hydrant Flow Test requirements to the City of Lewes at 302-645-7777. Questions or concerns regarding
issues with the water quality should be directed to the Lewes BPW at 302-645-6228.