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.
To contact the Drinking Water Program during regular working hours (8-5, M-F) please call (207) 287-2070. In the event of a public water system emergency after normal business hours, please call the Maine Drinking Water Program emergency number (207) 557-4214.”
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- May 4-10, 2014 is National Drinking Water Week! Learn more.
- The Water Operator Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 20, 2014 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. A new date /time for the rescheduled Board Meeting will be posted once it has been determined.
- The 2014 application period for Capacity Development, Source Water Protection, and Wellhead Protection Grants is now open. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2014. For more information, visit the Financial Resources page.
- EPA recently released the Final Summary of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and Frequently Asked Questions document. Learn more.