Construction - Water Mains

Water Main Replacement Program

The Portland Water District has been serving Greater Portland communities with Sebago Lake water for more than 100 years and upgrading and maintaining the system since 1908. The Portland Water District invests roughly $7 million a year in water main renewals. Since 1985, reported leaks have been reduced due to the effectiveness of this program, even with the continued aging of existing water mains.

The District’s goal with the Water Main Replacement Program is to provide a reliable distribution system designed and maintained to enhance public health and safety.  Water main replacement involves replacing existing water mains with new ones to improve water flow characteristics and to improve service to our customers.  Mains are identified for replacement according to numerous criteria, including:

  • Partnering opportunities with municipal and MDOT road reconstruction and combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects
  • Opportunities to improve water quality or address water quality concerns 
  • Leak frequency
  • Aging infrastructure and/or outdated water main material
  • Critical loop feeds (eliminating dead ends based on flow characteristics)

Main replacement projects are typically scheduled for construction between April and November.

 

This page was last updated 4/11/2018.





PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR 2018

 

 
CUMBERLAND

Middle Rd

Contractor: Storey Brothers
PWD will renew approx 600' of ductile iron main on Middle Rd near Butterworth Farm Rd using sliplining methods. 
 

 

Scheduled
(Mar-May)

Tuttle Rd (RR line to October Farms Ln)
Contractor: AH Grover

In conjunction with a town project, PWD will replace 1100' of water main east of the railroad crossing on Tuttle Road

 

Scheduled
(2018)

GORHAM

Main Street

Contractor: TBD
In coordination with MDOT road improvement, PWD will replace more than 5000' of aging cast iron water main along Main Street.

 

Scheduled
(Apr-Nov)

Allison Lane / Goodall Road

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD
To improve transmission system performance, PWD will install 2000' of ductile iron main and valves on Allison Lane and Goodall Road.
 

Scheduled
2019

PORTLAND

Hooper St / Powsland St / Mitton St / Greeley St
Contractor: R.E. Coleman, Inc.

PWD will replace or extend water mains in Hooper Street, Powsland Street Mitton Street and Greeley Street in conjunction with a City of Portland project in the same area.

Scheduled

(Apr-Jun)

Walnut St / Sheridan St / North St / Washington Ave
Contractor: D&C Construction Company, Inc.
PWD will replace existing water main in Walnut Street between Washington Avenue and North Street; North Street between Walnut Street and Montreal Street; Sheridan Street between Walnut Street and 165 Sheridan Street; and Washington Avenue between Walnut Street and Cumberland Avenue in conjunction with the City of Portland project in the same area.

 

Scheduled
(Apr-Nov)

Brighton Ave (Wessex to Dorsett)

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD by City of Portland

 

Scheduled
(2018)

 

Greenleaf (Everett to Madison)

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD

 

Scheduled
(2018)

 

Grasmere, Deerfield, Belmeade, Bedford, Forest to Brighton & Durham St

Contractor: Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc.

 

Scheduled
(2018)

Somerset St (Elm to Forest)

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD

Scheduled
(2018)

Fore St (Mountfort to Atlantic)

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD

 

Scheduled
(2018)

 

Preble St (Somerset to Cumberland)

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD

 

 

Scheduled
(2018)

 

SOUTH PORTLAND

Postal Service Way, Mussey, Broadway

Contractor: St. Laurent

 

PWD will replace existing water mains with 2,000' of HDPE pipe using sliplining methods.

 

Scheduled
(May-Jun)

Broadway (Anthoine to Elm St)

Contractor: Gorham Sand & Gravel

 

Scheduled
(Apr-Nov)

Drew, Ship Channel, Danforth, Preble and Leighton

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD

 

Scheduled
2019

Pleasantdale Neighborhood CSO

Contractor: Gorham Sand & Gravel

 

Scheduled
(Apr-Nov)

WESTBROOK

New Gorham Road, Lewis to City line, Maple, Union, Mckinley

Contractor and Bid Date: TBD by City of Westbrook

 

Scheduled
(Apr-Nov)

WINDHAM

River Rd (302 to Heathwood)

Contractor: Gorham Sand & Gravel

 

Scheduled
(Apr-Nov)

 

If you would like more information on these or other water main renewal projects please contact the Asset Management and Planning Group at (207) 774-5961 ext. 3043.