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Increased use of cleaning wipes and short supplies of toilet paper, raise concerns over improperly flushed materials

03.17.2020

With the increased attention on disinfection practices and short supplies of toilet paper during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Water District reminds the public to flush only toilet paper and human waste. Materials not meant to be flush

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COVID 19 Response; Current Service Impacts

03.13.2020

As of 7/24/2020, the cross connections control program inspection requirements will be reinstated.

5/4/20: Activation of seasonal water services is underway throughout our service area and will be complete by June 1.

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Portland Water District reissues consumer warning, postcard marketing campaign

02.27.2020

We continue to receive calls alerting us to a postcard being mailed to communities, currently in Scarborough, urging residents to get their water tested due to seasonal changes in the water table. 

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Recent complications compel Portland Water District to urge public sewer customers to only flush human waste and toilet paper

02.11.2020

Recently, the Portland Water District has been responding to an increase in materials plugging pumps and causing system failures at our wastewater pump stations.  For the health of our environment, the public, and wastewater workers, we’d like to remind everyone to please only flush toilet paper and human waste.

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PWD receives highest award for financial reporting

01.28.2020

The Portland Water District was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).  The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of go

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Allagash Brewing Recognized for Pretreatment Excellence

01.02.2020

Allagash Brewing was recently recognized for their outstanding efforts in Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment with the 2019 Pretreatment Excellence Award presented by the Maine Water Environment Association.

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Portland Water District Trustees Approve $47.5 Million Budget for 2020

12.31.2019

Recently the Portland Water District’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved (10-0, Burns abstained), a combined $47.5 million water and wastewater operating budget which represents a 4.3% increase over 2019.  Much of the increase is attribu

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Portland Water District announces ‘a day without water’ challenge

10.21.2019

Over 22 million gallons of water are treated, delivered, and consumed by Portland Water District customers every day.  Some places do not have access to clean, abundant supplies of water due to contamination, natural disasters, or infrastruct

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Portland Water District seeks applicants for 2020 water bottle filling fountain grants

10.17.2019

The Portland Water District (PWD) seeks applications for 2020 Water Bottle Filling Fountain Grants.  The grant program offers free water bottle filling fountains to local entities. 

Last year, nine grants were awarded.

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