National Drinking Water Week, May 4-10


Attend a FREE Event Hosted by the Portland Water District

May 4 – May 10

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Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility Tour & Public Open House

Monday, May 5

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility 2 White Rock Road, Standish


The Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility treats an average of 21.5 million gallons of drinking water per day. Come view recent upgrades to the facility and learn how both ozone and UV are used to treat your drinking water. The tour ends with a visit to the laboratory, where scientists will discuss how the quality and safety of your drinking water is tested.


Wind Over Wings

Tuesday, May 6

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Jeff P. Nixon Development Center 225 Douglass Street, Portland


In this popular program, you will have up-close encounters with four different birds of prey, including an American Kestrel, Great Horned and Saw-whet owls, and a Golden Eagle! Experts will share stories about each bird to foster connections with wildlife, water, and stewardship of our local environment.


Your Public Water Supply – A Pictorial History

Wednesday, May 7

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Jeff P. Nixon Development Center 225 Douglass Street, Portland


The history of public drinking water in Greater Portland began just after the Civil War and continues today. Learn about the people, events, and public works projects that created the water and sewer systems that serve eleven Maine communities.


Trail Day on the Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish

Saturday, May 10 (rain date: Sunday, May 11)

8:30 – noon (start time varies depending upon activity)


The 1,700 acre Sebago Lake Land Reserve is a managed forest intended to protect Sebago Lake, your source of drinking water.


  • Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
  • Learn to Fish!
  • Nature Walk to Sebago Lake
  • Trail Run
  • Beginners’ Mountain Bike Clinic
  • Trail Mixer featuring the Maine Game Wardens & Northwoods Law!

Space is limited; reservations required for all events: or 774-5961 x 3319