Water Mains Project Update – 1/22/2022

Date Posted: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Update on the Magnolia Water Mains Project: The repaving of the trench locations affected by the project will be delayed until the first week of March 2022. Unfortunately, the delays in materials and unexpected sub-surface issues encountered by the contractor last year pushed the repaving past the time where the local hot-mix plants shut down for the winter. Although a few plants remain open longer than others, the supply volume from them is not predictable enough to proceed with repaving all of the trenches. The existing patch material needs to be removed and the new hot-mix needs to be onsite and ready to replace it immediately, or else you are faced with a big empty trench. March is just a few weeks away so we again apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience in recent months as we attempted to improve the water delivery system in the Town.


Water Advisory Cancelled – 12/13/2021, 9:00 am

Date Posted: Thursday, December 9th, 2021

NOTICE:  The drinking water advisory posted on 12/9/2021 has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  This notice is being sent to you by the Magnolia Water Department.


Credit Cards Now Accepted for Taxes and Water

Date Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2021

If you haven’t noticed on your recent water bills, the Town of Magnolia can now accept credit cards for payment of Town taxes and quarterly water payments. See the link on your billing notice and submit your payment securely online. No more mailings or drop-offs to Town Hall needed anymore. Of course, you can still submit payments by check as usual if you prefer. If you have questions, please submit them via our online contact form at magnolia.delaware.gov. 7/1/2021 Residents who pay Town taxes by credit card may also edit the amount being paid to receive the usual 5% early payment discount. Once you are on the bill pay page, refer to the invoice to see how much you will owe after the 5% discount is applied. Then, click in the field that shows the non-discounted price. You can then enter the after-discount payment you are making. Enter your credit card […]


Town of Magnolia Traffic Study Released

Date Posted: Friday, June 12th, 2020

The Town of Magnolia is pleased to announce the completion of its Magnolia Traffic Study. The majority of the funding for the project was provided by the Dover/Kent County MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) with the remainder provided by the Town. The study was produced by the consulting firm Whitman, Requardt and Associates of Wilmington and led by consultants Adrienne Eiss and Jeff Reigner. The consultants kicked off the project by interviewing Mayor James Frazier (for general background on traffic issues, related information contained in our 2019 Town Comprehensive Plan and residents’ sentiments about traffic), and Councilman Buck Dougherty, who focused his responses on how traffic issues have impacted his fire crews at the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company in his role as former Fire Chief and present member of their Board of Directors. WRA then spent many hours researching and compiling available traffic data on Magnolia and the surrounding area (e.g. […]


Magnolia Joins National Flood Insurance Program

Date Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Town received notice from FEMA that, effective April 5, 2018, its application to join the National Flood Insurance Program was approved. This means that town residents who desire to purchase flood insurance may do so through insurance agents or brokers licensed to do business in the State of Delaware. Per FEMA documentation, the Town of Magnolia is not located in a flood plain, but residents wishing to purchase the insurance may still do so. There is a 30-day waiting period after your date of purchase for the policy to become effective. Additional information, such as our notification letter and the FEMA Policy Issuance can be found under the Town’s website dropdown link entitled National Flood Insurance Program.