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What's New?

  • Applications for the 2024 DWSRF Loan Program are Now Being Accepted:  The DWP is soliciting applications for projects to be funded through the DWSRF program in 2024. The DWSRF is a low-interest loan program with principal forgiveness for “Disadvantaged Communities.” The fund assists public water systems with the cost of improving drinking water infrastructure. Eligible public water systems include all Community public water systems. Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC) public water systems that are classified as not-for-profit entities are also eligible.  Click here to learn more.
  • New Grants to Help Address PFAS Contamination: The Drinking Water Program has prepared four new grants intended to help public water systems study or address PFAS contamination issues.  Click here to learn more.
  • 2023 Drinking Water Testing Requirements for all Public Water Systems are now available.  Click here to view or download your system’s required testing schedule.
  • Lead & Copper Rule Revision/Lead Service Line Inventories: Information about the new federal Lead and Copper Rule Revisions, including Lead Service Line Inventory guidance and tools can be found here.
  • Child Care Programs FREE Lead Water Testing Available: Testing for lead in child care drinking water is crucial in protecting children from the many negative effects of lead. To request your FREE lead testing kits and for more information, please visit the Testing for Lead in Child Care Drinking Water page of this website.
  • PFAS Testing in Drinking Water: With the passage of LD 129 in 2021, all community public water systems and non-transient, non-community schools and daycares are required to sample finished water for PFAS. An interim standard of 20 ppt for six PFAS chemicals (alone or in combination) is in effect. More information on PFAS and LD 129 can be found on the Maine CDC Drinking Water Program (DWP) PFAS webpage.

  • Public Water Systems can now view a report of all 2023 compliance samples received and processed to-date by the Drinking Water Program. The reports are updated every weekday. To view samples received for the 2022 compliance year, click here.
  • Cybersecurity Awareness: No matter the size of your public water system, these materials will help take you to a place of increased cyber preparedness: Cybersecurity Tools to Understand, Evaluate, and Mitigate Risks for Maine Public Water Systems (PDF)
  • Updated 9/22/2023