Innovation & Dependability
United Water brings to Delaware world class experience in providing safe and reliable water services.
From our global network for research, development, management, and service, we can apply the locally appropriate and effective technologies and strategies to ensure public health and community prosperity.
Aquifer Storage Recovery
Currently in operation, United Water Delaware's $6 million Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) project will provide storage of 225 million gallons of drinking water underground, available to meet customer needs during dry weather.
ASR is also known as “water banking.” It is an innovative engineering solution currently helping to meet drinking water needs in states like California.
United Water Delaware’s New Castle County project will provide the ability to pump 225 million gallons of drinking water into underground storage, when surface supplies are plentiful. If surface supplies become restricted by prolonged dry weather, this drinking water reserve can then be tapped to meet customers’ needs.
Tidal Capture Structure
This is 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.
This innovative project has been recognized both locally and nationally.
Significant upgrades have enhanced the industry leading SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) computerized system that our plant operators use to monitor and control our production system, down to the most finite detail.
DensaDeg High Rate Clarifier technology was introduced for drinking water treatment at the Stanton, Delaware Plant.
Three clarifying units enhance drinking water quality while requiring two thirds less space than is needed for traditional facilities. This space savings resulted in key environmental benefits. It provided room inside the plant for improved residual handling and reduced plant expansion needs, minimizing the use of open space and disturbance of surrounding wetlands.