Division of Environmental and Community Health

Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention

A Division of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services

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Compliance & Enforcement


Safety Alert IconDrinking Water Safety Alerts

Drinking Water Orders   Information about the types of drinking water orders that are issued when a threat to the public exists from contamination of a public water system's drinking water

Reporting   Water test result reporting, monthly operating reports, consumer confidence reports

Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)

Rules, Regulated Contaminants, & Policies   Links to Federal and State of Maine drinking water regulations and policies

Sampling   Water system sampling, required testing reports, how to collect water samples

Violations & Enforcement   Types of violations incurred by public water systems: Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) exceedances, failure to monitor and report, and treatment techniques

2023 Annual Compliance Report   Section 1414(c)(3) of the Safe Drinking Water Act requires States to publish an annual report of violations of the primary drinking water standards. This report provides the numbers of violations in each of six categories: MCL, MRDL, treatment techniques, variances and exemptions, significant monitoring violations, and significant consumer notification violations.

Updated 7/1/2024