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Maine Water Well Commission



The Maine Water Well Commission was created by an act of the Legislature in 1994 to protect drinking water and groundwater quality by establishing standards for well location and construction, as well as minimum requirements for licensure as a well driller or pump installer. The Commission also investigates complaints regarding potential violations of the Well Drillers and Pump Installers Rules, 144 CMR 232 (PDF).

The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Members are appointed by the Governor and represent licensed well drillers, geologists employed by the State, and the public.

The Commission can be contacted via the Licensing Clerk: Email or phone (207) 287-5699.

List of Licensed Well Drillers and Pump Installers in Maine (XLSX)


Page Index

Complaints
News
Useful Links
Commission Members
Meetings & Minutes
Exams
Application Forms

 

Complaints

The Water Well Commission will address complaints regarding the work of a licensed well driller or pump installer.

Complaints must be received by the Commission within 2 years of the date the work in question was performed. Complaints must be in writing (although they can be anonymous) and should include as much information as possible.

Complaint materials should include:

  • Relevant pictures,
  • Water quality test results,
  • The location of the well,
  • The name(s) of the individuals and companies that performed the work,
  • The date the work was performed, and
  • A written description of the problem and issues that initiated the complaint.

Submit all of the above information to the Commission's clerk. The Commission will review the complaint at its next regular meeting. Complaints determined to have the potential for a violation of the rules will be investigated by the Commission's independent inspector. Complaints on issues that do not constitute a violation of the rules will not be accepted for investigation. (An example of such a complaint might be water with high amounts of iron. Drillers are not typically responsible for the levels of naturally occurring contaminants.)

Well Driller Complaint Form (PDF)

 

News

  • Online license renewal is now available. Click here to access the online license renewal portal. Please follow the instructions noted there. You will need either your current active license certificate (full-size, not wallet) or the renewal reminder letter that was mailed to you at the beginning of November. The online renewal service is available 24-7, although technical assistance is only available from the service provider during regular business hours.

  • The new Notice of Intent to Hydrofrack (PDF) is now available.

  • Until further notice, Commission meeting will be held in Room 109 of the Harlow Building, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta.
 

Useful Links for Well Owners

 

Maine Water Well Commission Members

Dwight Doughty, Department of Transportation, Chairperson

Ryan Gordon, MGS, Geologist

Alex Pugh, DWP, Sr Hydrogeologist

Mike Otley, Public Member

Jesse Goodwin, Master Well Driller

Frank Hegarty, Master Well Driller

Glenn Dyer, Master Well Driller

 

Meetings & Minutes

The Maine Water Well Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. At the close of each meeting, the venue of the next meeting will be announced.


  • Zoom/In-Person Meeting:
    • MWWC Meeting - Monthly: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 9am to 12pm.
    • Location: 18 Elkins Lane, Room 109, Harlow Building, Augusta, ME
    • Zoom MeetingClick this link to join the meeting.

Fair Hearings

Hearings are open to public but anticipated to occur in Executive Session pursuant to *10 MRS § 8003-B(1).



2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January 12, 2022 January 13, 2021 January 8, 2020 January 9, 2019 January 10, 2018
February 9, 2022 February 10, 2021 February 12, 2020 No Meeting February 14, 2018
March 9, 2022 March 10, 2021 March 11, 2020 March 13, 2019 March 21, 2018
April 5, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 29, 2022
April 14, 2021 No Meeting April 10, 2019 April 11, 2018
May 11, 2022
May 26, 2022
May 12, 2021 May 13, 2020 May 8, 2019 May 9, 2018
June 8, 2022 June 9, 2021 June 10, 2020 June 12, 2019 June 13, 2018
July 13, 2022 July 14, 2021 July 8, 2020 July 10, 2019 July 12, 2018
August 4, 2022
August 10, 2022
August 11, 2021 August 12, 2020 August 14, 2019 No Meeting
September 14, 2022
September 27, 2022
September 15, 2021 No Meeting September 11, 2019 September 12, 2018
October 12, 2022
October 20, 2022
October 13, 2021 Octoer 14, 2020 Octoer 9, 2019 No Meeting
November 9, 2022 November 10, 2021 November 10, 2020 November 13, 2019 November 14, 2018
December 14, 2022 December 8, 2021 December 9, 2020 December 11, 2019 December 12, 2018

For copies of older minutes contact the Drinking Water Program at (207) 287-2070.


 

Exams

The Well Driller and Pump Installer Exams are offered at the Drinking Water Program's office at 286 Water Street in Augusta, ME. Please contact the Commission for further information about the exams: email or phone (207) 287-2070.

 

Application Forms

Well Drillers

Pump Installers

Companies

Specialty Wells

References

Updated 1/4/2023