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


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.


PWD receives highest award for financial reporting


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


Allagash Brewing Recognized for Pretreatment Excellence


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.


Portland Water District Trustees Approve $47.5 Million Budget for 2020


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


Portland Water District announces ‘a day without water’ challenge


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


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


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.


PWD received Distinguished Budget Award


The Portland Water District recently was awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).  The award represents a significant achievement and reflects a commitment to the highest pri


Woodland Owner Appreciation Day



BRIDGTON – 20 to 40 landowners of 10+ acres of woodlands will gather at the Lakes Environmental Association’s Highland Research Forest for an afternoon of appreciation and discovery.

WHAT: Woodland Owner Appreciation Day


Portland Water District issues consumer warning, postcard marketing campaign


We have received multiple calls alerting us to a postcard being mailed to Cape Elizabeth residents urging them to get their water tested due to seasonal changes in the water table. Other communities may also receive the postcard.