Ellendale residents urged to sign water agreement ahead of system changes

ELLENDALE, Del. – The town of Ellendale is now one step closer to getting cleaner water for families, but now they need residents in the area to do their part to make that happen. Recently, Sussex County officials announced that they would pay for all fees for residents who need to either hook up to the new water system or making any plumbing changes. But in order for that to happen, homeowners must sign a water access agreement to allow officials to come and make those changes. We’re told if you don’t sign those agreements, you’ll most likely end up paying for those services yourself. Which is why advocates are pushing for families to sign these papers now, instead of regretting it later.

“If they don’t want to have to pay for the connection then this is the way to do it. This is not turning over your property, nobody is going to take your property, it’s not like that. It’s to allow the County to do it at the County’s expense,” said SERCAP State Manger, Jean Holloway.

Officials say representatives from Sussex County, SERCAP, and other organizations will be holding two access agreement signing events on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Mount Zion AME Church.

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