Join us to explore the vital role water plays in our daily lives during National Drinking Water Week , May 7-13


In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, the Portland Water District is hosting FREE events and activities for consumers to learn about and understand water and its vast importance to our daily lives. 

Last Call at the Oasis: A documentary film about the global water crisis
Thursday, May 11

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall (USM), 85 Bedford Street, Portland

Join us for a showing of the documentary Last Call at the Oasis. This compelling film by acclaimed filmmaker Jessica Yu examines the current and future global water situation. Last Call at the Oasis also examines what can be done to help save our freshwater supplies before it's too late. The film will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the issues raised with experts from the drinking water community.  This film is rated PG-13; the event is geared toward an adult audience.

Register online by 5/8 at or 207-774-5961 x 3324

Tour of the Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility
Monday, May 8

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility, 2 White Rock Road, Standish

Did you know that PWD disinfects an average of 21 million gallons of drinking water per day in three different ways? 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.

Register online by 5/4 at or 207-774-5961 x 3324

Water Footprint Challenge

We use water in just about everything we do in our daily lives – from the showers we take to the clothes we buy! Your Water Footprint amounts to all of your direct and indirect water usage. Enter your water usage information into an online Water Footprint Calculator and share your results with us on Facebook @MyPortlandWater  for a chance to win cool items like a rain barrel, a gift card for native plants, and more!

Challenge must be completed by 5/5; details available at