May 01, 2023
A water service outage for the far south side of the City of Rehoboth Beach is scheduled from 10 pm Wednesday to 6 am Thursday. The outage is necessary so that crews can install water valves in the vicinity of the State Road pump station. The valve installation is required as part of the project to replace the decaying State Road pump station.
Impacted streets are Lee Street, Newcastle Street Extended, Scarborough Street Extended (including New
Bold Square), School Lane, Silver Lane, and Stockley Street Extended. The outage will include Rehoboth Elementary School, Ocean Bay Mart, and Rehoboth Auto Repair.
If water customers experience any air in water lines or discolored water when they first turn on taps after water is restored Thursday morning, it is recommended that they simply run water from all sink faucets for a few minutes and flush all toilets.
Work on demolition of the current State Road pump station has begun and is expected to continue for at least the next couple of weeks. A wastewater bypass is in place and functioning, and no disruption of wastewater service to customers is anticipated. The new pump station is expected to be completed in about eight months.