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Del. Water Utility Releases Records on Staff Pay

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CAMDEN, Del. (WBOC/AP) - A Delaware water and sewer authority has released public records on the salaries of its employees after a legal fight over whether the utility is a public body.

The Camden-Wyoming Sewer and Water Authority provided wage and benefit information this week on its 12 full-time employees and two seasonal workers.

Records show the highest-paid employee is an engineer who earned $123,000 in 2011 and bought his own health and retirement benefits. The utility's superintendent, who has been with it for 33 years, was the only salaried employee, earning $85,000. The highest-paid hourly worker was a maintenance foreman earning $21 an hour, totaling $45,000.

Wyoming Treasurer Georgette Williams requested the information as justification for rates charged to customers, which are among the highest in Delaware.

Utility chairman Mark Dyer Sr. said nothing was being hidden. He said requests for any additional information can be made in person at the CWSWA Office during  normal business hours. A Freedom of Information (FOIA) request form is now in place. It can
be obtained in person at the Camden Wyoming Sewer and Water Office or online at the
CWSWA website: www.cwswa.com .

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