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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- Happy Drinking Water Week 2013! Let us know how your water system and community is celebrating Drinking Water Week!
- 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.
- Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2013: May 5-11, 2013. Find ideas and resources for your utility to celebrate Drinking Water Week 2013 and share your celebration plans!