Information for Drinking Water Consumers

Safety Alert IconDrinking Water Safety Alerts

Accredited Commercial Laboratories in Maine (PDF)

Annual Public Drinking Water Reports  Annual reports from the Drinking Water Program.

Arsenic in Drinking Water

Arsenic Treatment Options

Boil Water Order Fact Sheet for Consumers (PDF)

Coliform Bacteria  Bacterial contaminants, including E. coli.

Consumer Confidence Reports  Community public water system annual reports.

Dry Wells  Resources for when private wells go dry.

Flooding Emergency Information (PDF)

Hydrogeology  The study of groundwater, including aquifers, from which much of Maine's drinking water is sourced.

Municipal Water Systems   Links to local and regional water districts, public water utilities, etc.

PFAS: Private Well Testing (Maine DEP)

PFAS: Public Water System Customers

Private Well and Water Facts  Information for private well owners (not regulated by the DWP).

Private Well Technical Assistance

Radon in Drinking Water

Roadside Springs

Shock Chlorination  Well disinfection information.

Surface Water Sources

Water Systems by County (PDF)

Well Types in Maine

Well Water Quality (Maine CDC – Environmental and Occupational Health Program)

Updated 7/11/2023