To ensure safe water, PWD advises flushing internal plumbing after prolonged vacancy


The Portland Water District recommends before consuming the water from a residence, office, or building that has been vacant for a long period during the state’s stay-at-home order, you should first conduct a thorough flushing of the internal plum


Portland Water District Trustees delay May 1 water rate increase


On Monday, April 6 at a special (remote) meeting of the Portland Water District Board of Trustees, the Board unanimously voted to table the water rate increase that was scheduled to take place May 1. They will revisit it again in late May.


2021 Images of Sebago Lake Calendar


Submission Requirements


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


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


Portland Water District reissues consumer warning, postcard marketing campaign


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. 


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