Drinking Water Program
"Working Together for Safe Drinking Water"
Safe drinking water is essential to maintaining good human health. Maine citizens and visitors enjoy access to excellent quality drinking water from many lakes, rivers and underground aquifers. More than 2,200 public water systems provide drinking water to over half of Maine's population and many guests.
The State of Maine Drinking Water Program helps public water systems comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and state regulations, provides technical assistance, works with systems to protect source water areas and provides grants or loans funds for infrastructure improvements.
The Program staff includes engineers, geologists, chemists, environmental and legal specialists and other dedicated professionals. As a result, there is a range of expertise available to the regulated community and the general public.
In the event of a public water system emergency after normal business hours, please call the Maine DWP emergency number (207) 557-4214.
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- Request for Nominations - Drinking Water Program Staff Merit Award
- Free Water Operator Training from EPA Available. Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) will be in Maine June 11th through June 20th and will be providing free training for water operators. They will be giving Safe Drinking Water Act training in Bethel, Belfast, Ellsworth and Machias. The training has a focus on small system operators and will be good study material for people wishing to become an operator. While the training is not intended to be a complete exam preparation course, it will be a good review, and will be accepted for water operator license renewal credits.
- The 2012 DWSRF Construction Project Report is now available. This report highlights the water infrastructure projects funded by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in 2012.
- The 2012 Consumer Confidence Report “auto-generated” templates for small community systems (serving less than 500 people) are now available. See: Auto-Generated CCR Template page. Also available for both small and large water systems are “fill-in-the-blank” templates which include all of the minimum requirements for creating Consumer Confidence Reports. See:Fill-in-the-Blank CCR Templates.
- Guidelines for Determining How Much Clorox® Concentrated to Use in Continuous Chlorination Systems vs. Clorox® Ultra and Clorox® Regular