Sand/Salt StorageSand and Salt Pile Program

Introduction
Contact
Statutes & Rules
Rules
Forms
Priority lists
Investigation of complaints
Supplemental materials

Introduction

The Department of Environmental Protection's Sand and Salt Pile Program is responsible for mitigating the effects on ground and drinking water from piles of uncovered salt and mixed sand/salt.

The program includes the creation of project priority lists; assistance with the siting of new sand/salt piles and buildings; an on-going registration program for sand/salt piles; implementation of siting and operational rules, and investigation of complaints involving chloride contamination of drinking water wells, as time and resources allow.

Contact

The Sand and Salt Pile Program is a cooperative effort of the The Maine Dept. of Transportation (DOT) and Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP).

  • Environmental and siting issues, including new sand/salt pile registration, should be directed to Erich Kluck (207) 592-2068 at DEP.
  • Facility construction and municipal or county funding issues should be directed to Peter Coughlan (207) 624-3270 at DOT.

Statutes & Rules

Forms

Priority lists

Investigation of complaints

  • Complaints involving chloride contamination of drinking water wells are investigated as time and resources allow.

Supplemental materials

The materials below include a number of resources for municipal officials, private contractors and homeowners who have questions about their responsibilities and rights regarding sand/salt storage.