Mortgages and Other Liens

CHAPTER 45. Water Rent Liens in Wilmington

§ 4501. Priority of lien; transfer of lien upon execution sale.

(a) All water rents laid or imposed by the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Wilmington, remaining unpaid and in arrears for 30 days after they become due, shall be and constitute a lien upon the lands and premises of the owner to which the water was furnished. Such liens shall have preference and priority to all liens of recognizance, mortgage or judgment on such lands and premises created or suffered by the owner, although such other lien or liens shall be of a date prior to the time of the attaching of such lien for water rents.

(b) In case of the sale under execution process of any lands and premises upon which liens for water rents exist, the liens shall be transferred to the fund arising from the sale in the hands of the officer making the sale, and the real estate so sold shall be discharged therefrom.

43 Del. Laws, c. 142, §  1;  25 Del. C. 1953, §  4501; 

§ 4502. Duration of lien.

The lien for water rents shall remain a lien for the period of 5 years and no longer from the expiration of 30 days after the water rents became due and payable.

43 Del. Laws, c. 142, §  2;  25 Del. C. 1953, §  4502;