National Drinking Water Week, May 5-11

The Portland Water District is providing two opportunities to learn about water treatment and protection during National Drinking Water Week. 

TREATMENT TOUR

Protected Source. Reliable Process. Safe Water.

Tour the Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility to learn how we treat and test drinking water

Tuesday, May 7
5:30-7:30 p.m.
FREE
Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility
2 White Rock Road, Standish

PWD staff work 24-hours a day to treat and test your water, disinfecting an average of 21 million gallons of water per day. Tour the Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility and learn how ozone, ultra violet light (UV), and chloramines are used to treat your drinking water. The tour includes a visit to the laboratory, where scientists will discuss how the quality and safety of your drinking water is tested. This event is geared toward an adult audience.

Please register by 5/3 at pwd.org or 207-774-5961 x 3659

 

 

 

 

 

Supported by:

BREWERY COLLABORATIVE

Healthy Forests. Clean Water. Quality Beer.

Visit a local brewery to learn about the connection between forests, water, and beer

Much of the land that drains to Sebago Lake is covered with forest.  These forests act as a filter, naturally producing exceptional water quality. Yet only 10% of this forest is conserved – meaning development could eventually cause lower water quality and higher water treatment costs.  A new effort called Sebago Clean Waters (SCW) is underway, linking the community to forest conservation – to protect our water, wildlife, and way of life.

Dozens of local breweries rely on this water, too. Beer is 90% water; delicious beer begins with outstanding water. Select breweries are collaborating with PWD, SCW, and Loon Echo Land Trust to provide beautiful slideshows and information in tasting rooms at various times throughout the week. Staff from these organizations will be available to answer questions at some locations.

 

A full schedule of offerings at participating breweries is below:

Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours
Water & Forest staff: Friday, May 10, 4-7 p.m.

Austin Street Brewery
Location 1: 115 Fox Street, Portland
Providing information on tables and bar tops
Water & Forest staff: Wednesday, May 8, 3-6 p.m.

Location 2: 1 Industrial Way, #8, Portland
Providing information on tables and bar tops

Definitive Brewing Company
35 Industrial Way, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours

Foulmouthed Brewing
15 Ocean Street, South Portland
Slideshow: Running Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during tasting room hours

Foundation Brewing Company
1 Industrial Way, #5, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours
Water & Forest staff: Saturday, May 11, 1-4 p.m.

Geary Brewing Company
38 Evergreen Drive, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours
Water & Forest staff: Saturday, May 11, 2-5 p.m.

Special Drinking Water Week brew: Crooked River Crasher, a Vienna Lager that is amber in color with an ABV 6%. Aptly named, the Crooked River is Sebago Lake’s largest tributary, contributing nearly 40% of the surface water flowing into the lake. Geary’s Brewer and Operations Manager used to canoe the Crooked River, known for its white water.

Goodfire Brewing Company
219 Anderson Street, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours
Water & Forest staff: Friday, May 10, 4-7 p.m. & Saturday, May 11, 1-3 p.m.

Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company
396 Fore Street, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours

Lone Pine Brewing Company
48 Sanford Drive,  Gorham Maine
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours
Water & Forest staff: Thursday, May 9, 4-7 p.m.

Rising Tide Brewing Company
103 Fox Street, Portland
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours
Water & Forest staff: Thursday, May 9, 4-7 p.m. & Friday, May 10, 4-7 p.m.

Sebago Brewing Company
616 Main Street, Gorham
Slideshow: Running all week during tasting room hours