Water Main Maintenance Begins in Raymond, Steep Falls, Standish, Peaks Island


Water main maintenance began in Raymond, Steep Falls, Standish, Gorham, and Peaks Island on March 14 and will last approximately 4 weeks.  Maintenance will occur during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. 

Maintenance will be suspended in April and resume in May during evening hours in Portland, followed by areas in Scarborough, Gorham and Cumberland.

For more detail on the locations of crews, please visit our web site at https://www.pwd.org/water-main-flushing.

Customers may notice short periods of water discoloration; however, this program is essential to maintain water quality and public health.  If customers experience any change in water quality following maintenance activities or have security concerns regarding Portland Water District employees, please call 761-8310.  Portland Water District personnel carry photo ID and wear uniforms. 

What is water main flushing?

This maintenance activity uses a high velocity flow of water in the opposite direction of natural flow to clean mains and keep water fresh.  During flushing, any sediment that may be in the mains is released out the hydrants.