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Municipal Water Systems (Public Water Utilities)


A 'municipal water system' (a.k.a., a water utility) generally refers to an organization engaged in furnishing water to the public within a municipal or regional division for household or drinking purposes. Usually, these utilities are owned and operated by either local (municipal) government agencies or quasi-autonomous corporations governed by a board of trustees, although private utilities do exist. Still, even if a utility does not fall under the auspices of a particular governmental entity, the system is subject to government regulation in the public’s interest.

In Maine, municipal water systems are regulated by the Drinking Water Program to ensure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The DWP provides regulatory oversight of water sources and retrieval, treatment, storage, and distribution to consumers, all with an eye to protecting public health. The DWP is not involved in oversight of a water utility’s business operations or consumer relations.

All concerns or complaints regarding a water utility’s business practices and management, or questions concerning rates, billing, and/or access to service should be directed to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

The table below lists all of the municipal water systems in Maine (including links to their websites), their extended service areas, and – in the third column – the DWP inspection district in which they are located and the Public Water System Inspector responsible for that district. Please note: not all municipal water systems have a web presence. While we have attempted to provide as comprehensive a list as possible, updates to these listings are always welcome and may be sent to the DWP web manager.


Public Water Utilities in Maine

Utility Name Extended Service Area District, Inspector
Addison Point Water District Addison District J: Kelly Shores
Alfred Water District Alfred District I: Denise Douin
Andover Water District Andover District I: Denise Douin
Anson & Madison Water District Anson, Madison, Embden District J: Kelly Shores
Ashland Water & Sewer District Ashland District J: Kelly Shores
Auburn Water District Auburn District I: Denise Douin
Baileyville Utilities District Baileyville District J: Kelly Shores
Bangor Water District Bangor, Clifton, Eddington, Hampden, Hermon, Orrington, Veazie District J: Kelly Shores
Bar Harbor (Town of) - Water Division Bar Harbor District J: Kelly Shores
Bath Water District Bath, Brunswick, West Bath, Wiscasset, Woowich District I: Denise Douin
Belfast Water District Belfast, Northport District J: Kelly Shores
Berwick Water Department Berwick District I: Denise Douin
Bethel Water District Bethel District I: Denise Douin
Biddeford & Saco Division - Maine Water Company Biddeford, Saco District I: Denise Douin
Bingham Water District Bingham, Moscow District J: Kelly Shores
Boothbay Region Water District Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport District I: Denise Douin
Bowdoinham Water District Bowdoinham District I: Denise Douin
Brewer Water Department Brewer, Clifton, Eddington, Holden, Orrington District J: Kelly Shores
Bridgton Water District Bridgton District I: Denise Douin
Brownville Junction Water Department Brownville District J: Kelly Shores
Brownville Water & Sewer Department Brownville District J: Kelly Shores
Brunswick & Topsham Water District Brunswick, Topsham District I: Denise Douin
Buckfield Village Corporation Buckfield District I: Denise Douin
Bucksport Division - Maine Water Company Bucksport District J: Kelly Shores
Calais Water Department Calais District J: Kelly Shores
Camden & Rockland Division - Maine Water Company Camden, Rockland, Owls Head, Rockport, Thomaston, Warren District I: Denise Douin
Canton Water District Canton District I: Denise Douin
Caribou Utilities District Caribou District J: Kelly Shores
Castine Water District Castine District J: Kelly Shores
Clinton Water District Clinton District I: Denise Douin
Corinna Water District Corinna District J: Kelly Shores
Cornish Water District Cornish District I: Denise Douin
Danforth Water District Danforth District J: Kelly Shores
Deer Isle Consumer Owned Water Utility Deer Isle District J: Kelly Shores
Dexter Utility District Dexter District J: Kelly Shores
Dixfield Water Department Dixfield District I: Denise Douin
Dover & Foxcroft Water District Dover-Foxcroft District J: Kelly Shores
Dresden Water Department Dresden District I: Denise Douin
Eagle Lake Water & Sewer District Eagle Lake District J: Kelly Shores
East Millinocket Water Works East Millinocket District J: Kelly Shores
East Pittston Water District Pittston District I: Denise Douin
East Vassalboro Water Company Vassalboro District I: Denise Douin
Ellsworth Water Department Ellsworth District J: Kelly Shores
Eustis Water Department Eustis District J: Kelly Shores
Exeter Water Department Exeter District J: Kelly Shores
Farmington Falls Standard Water District Farmington, Chesterville, New Sharon District I: Denise Douin
Farmington Village Corporation Farmington District I: Denise Douin
Fort Fairfield Utilities District Fort Fairfield District J: Kelly Shores
Fort Kent Water & Wastewater Department Fort Kent District J: Kelly Shores
Franklin Water Department Franklin District J: Kelly Shores
Freeport Division - Maine Water Company Freeport District I: Denise Douin
Friendship Water Department Friendship District I: Denise Douin
Fryeburg Water Company Fryeburg District I: Denise Douin
Gardiner Water District Gardiner, Randolph, Farmingdale, Pittston District I: Denise Douin
Grand Isle Water Department Grand Isle District J: Kelly Shores
Gray Water District Gray District I: Denise Douin
Great Salt Bay Sanitary District Damariscotta, Newcastle, Nobleboro District I: Denise Douin
Greater Augusta Utility District Augusta, Manchester, Chelsea, Hallowell, Winthrop, Vassalboro District I: Denise Douin
Greenville Division - Maine Water Company Greenville District J: Kelly Shores
Guilford-Sangerville Water District Guilford, Sangerville, Abbot, Parkman District J: Kelly Shores
Hallowell Water District Hallowell, Chelsea, Farmingdale District I: Denise Douin
Hampden Water District Hampden District J: Kelly Shores
Harrison Water District Harrison District I: Denise Douin
Hartland Division - Maine Water Company Hartland District J: Kelly Shores
Hebron Water Company Hebron District I: Denise Douin
Houlton Water Company Houlton District J: Kelly Shores
Howland Water Department Howland District J: Kelly Shores
Island Falls Water Department Island Falls District J: Kelly Shores
Jackman Utility District Jackman District J: Kelly Shores
Jay Village Water District Jay District I: Denise Douin
Kennebec Water District Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, Benton, Vassalboro District I: Denise Douin
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells District I: Denise Douin
Kezar Falls Division - Maine Water Company Hiram, Parsonsfield, Porter District I: Denise Douin
Kingfield Water District Kingfield District J: Kelly Shores
Kittery Water District Kittery District I: Denise Douin
Lewiston Public Works, Water Division Lewiston District I: Denise Douin
Limerick Water District Limerick District I: Denise Douin
Limestone Water & Sewer District Limestone District J: Kelly Shores
Lincoln Water District Lincoln District J: Kelly Shores
Lisbon Water Department Lisbon District I: Denise Douin
Livermore Falls Water District Livermore District I: Denise Douin
Long Pond Water District Sorrento, Sullivan District J: Kelly Shores
Lubec Water District Lubec District J: Kelly Shores
Machias Water Company Machias District J: Kelly Shores
Madawaska Water District Madawaska District J: Kelly Shores
Mars Hill and Blaine Water Company Mars Hill, Blaine District J: Kelly Shores
Mechanic Falls Water Department Mechanic Falls District I: Denise Douin
Mexico Water District Mexico District I: Denise Douin
Milbridge Water District Milbridge District J: Kelly Shores
Millinocket Division - Maine Water Company Millinocket District J: Kelly Shores
Milo Water District Milo District J: Kelly Shores
Monson Utilities District Monson District J: Kelly Shores
Morrill Village Water District Morrill District I: Denise Douin
Moscow Water District Moscow District J: Kelly Shores
Mount Blue Standard Water District Avon, Phillips District J: Kelly Shores
Mount Desert Water District Mount Desert District J: Kelly Shores
New Gloucester Water District New Gloucester District I: Denise Douin
New Portland Water District New Portland District J: Kelly Shores
New Sharon Water District New Sharon District I: Denise Douin
Newport Water District Newport District J: Kelly Shores
Norridgewock Water District Norridgewock District J: Kelly Shores
North Berwick Water District North Berwick District I: Denise Douin
North Haven Water Department North Haven District I: Denise Douin
North Jay Water District Jay District I: Denise Douin
Northport Village Corporation Northport District I: Denise Douin
Norway Water District Norway District I: Denise Douin
Oakland Division - Maine Water Company Oakland District I: Denise Douin
Old Town Water District Old Town, Milford, Bradley, Orono, the Penobscot Indian Nation on Indian Island. District J: Kelly Shores
Oquossoc Standard Water District Rangeley District J: Kelly Shores
Orono-Veazie Water District Orono, Veazie District J: Kelly Shores
Oxford Water District Oxford District I: Denise Douin
Paris Utility District Paris District I: Denise Douin
Passamaquoddy Water District Eastport, Perry, Pleasant Point District J: Kelly Shores
Patten Water Department Patten District J: Kelly Shores
Pine Springs Road and Water LLC Shapleigh District I: Denise Douin
Pittsfield Water Department Pittsfield District J: Kelly Shores
Plymouth Water District Plymouth District J: Kelly Shores
Port Clyde Water District St George (Port Clyde) District I: Denise Douin
Portland Water District Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Raymond, Scarborough, South Portland, Standish, Westbrook, Windham District I: Denise Douin
Presque Isle Utilities District Presque Isle District J: Kelly Shores
Princeton Water District Princeton District J: Kelly Shores
Quantabacook Water District Harrington District J: Kelly Shores
Rangeley Water District Rangeley, Rangeley Plantation, Dallas Plantation, Sandy River Plantation District J: Kelly Shores
Richmond Utilities District Richmond, Bowdoinham District I: Denise Douin
Rumford Water District Rumford District I: Denise Douin
Sabattus Sanitary District Sabattus District I: Denise Douin
Sanford Water District Sanford District I: Denise Douin
Searsport Water District Searsport, Stockton Springs District J: Kelly Shores
Skowhegan Division - Maine Water Company Skowhegan District J: Kelly Shores
Solon Water District Solon District J: Kelly Shores
South Berwick Water District South Berwick, Berwick District I: Denise Douin
South Freeport Water District Freeport District I: Denise Douin
Southwest Harbor Water & Sewer District Southwest Harbor District J: Kelly Shores
St Francis Water District St Francis District J: Kelly Shores
Starks Water District Starks District J: Kelly Shores
Stonington Water Company Stonington District J: Kelly Shores
Strong Water District Strong District J: Kelly Shores
Tenants Harbor Water District St George (Tenants Harbor) District I: Denise Douin
Van Buren Water District Van Buren District J: Kelly Shores
Vinalhaven Water District Vinalhaven District I: Denise Douin
Waldoboro Water Department Waldoboro District I: Denise Douin
Washburn Water & Sewer District Washburn District J: Kelly Shores
Waterboro Water Department Waterboro District I: Denise Douin
West Paris Water District West Paris District I: Denise Douin
Wilton Water Department Wilton District I: Denise Douin
Winter Harbor Water District Winter Harbor District J: Kelly Shores
Winterport Water District Winterport District J: Kelly Shores
Winthrop Utilities District Winthrop District I: Denise Douin
Wiscasset Water District Wiscasset, Woolwich District I: Denise Douin
Yarmouth Water District Yarmouth, North Yarmouth District I: Denise Douin
York Water District York District I: Denise Douin

Updated 12/5/2023