Resources, Guidance and Information

Emergency Information

Protecting Public Health During Chlorination Disinfection System Failures

Public Water Systems Can Prepare for Fall Hurricane Season in Maine

Protecting Public Health During UV Disinfection System Failures

Responding to Loss of Pressure Events (Large Water Systems)

Responding to Loss of Pressure Events (Small Water Systems)

Flood Emergencies

Security and Emergency Preparedness

Resources for Emergency Response Planning

Disinfecting wells and water mains (water-well facts or well shocking facts)

Drinking Water Order Policy (pdf file)

Boil Water Order Posting Template(pdf file)

Do Not Drink Order Posting Template(pdf file)

Do Not Use Order Posting Template(pdf file)

Fact Sheets and Guidance Documents

Becoming a VSWS Operator (pdf file)

Best Management Practices for Groundwater Protection (pdf file)

Boil Water Order Fact Sheet for Consumers (pdf file)

Continuous Chlorination System Maintenance for Small Systems (pdf file)

Disinfection Equations for Water Pipes and Tanks (pdf file)

Do's and Don'ts: Protecting Your Wellhead and Drinking Water Supply (pdf file)

Drinking Water Chemical Additives: Quality Assurance (pdf file)

Drought Contingency Guidance (pdf file)

Dug Well Information and Guidance (pdf file)

Emergency Water Supply Planning (pdf file)

Groundwater Rule (pdf file)

Guidance for eating establishments during and after a Boil Water Order (pdf file)

Home Heating Oil Tank Replacement (pdf file)

Lead-Free Certification Marks- How to Identify for Drinking Water Systems & Plumbing Materials (EPA link)

Maintaining Pipes and Storage Tanks (pdf file)

Model Wellhead Protection Ordinance (pdf file)

Opening Your Water System for the Season (pdf file)

Preparing for Fall Hurricane Season in Maine (pdf file)

Preparing Your Seasonal Water System for Winter (pdf file)

Protecting Public Health During Chlorination Disinfection System Failures (pdf file)

Protecting Public Health During UV Disinfection System Failures (pdf file)

Responding to Loss of Pressure Events (Large Water Systems) (pdf file)

Responding to Loss of Pressure Events (Small Water Systems) (pdf file)

Sampling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (pdf file)

Source Protection Guide for Public Water Systems (pdf file)

Summary of Regulatory Authority to Protect Drinking Water in Maine (pdf file)

Total Coliform Sampling- How to (pdf file)

Transient Guidebook (pdf file)

Treatment System Maintenance (pdf file)

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) Setbacks (pdf file)

Well Shocking Guidelines (pdf file)

Where can I find a Drinking Water Program form?

Download Documents - Links to forms, lists, applications, policies, resources, guidance and rules

What's going on at the Drinking Water Program?

Service Connection - The Drinking Water Program's quarterly newsletter

Where does my drinking water come from?

Hydrogeology - water from the ground

Types of Wells

Surface Water Sources in Maine

Public Water System Websites

Bottled Water Facilities in Maine

Private Wells

Roadside Springs

I need professional help with my drinking water

Information on contaminants in drinking water

Types of Water Treatment

Licensed Well Drillers

Water Operator Contracting Companies

Guidelines for Determining How Much Clorox® Concentrated to Use in Continuous Chlorination Systems vs. Clorox® Ultra and Clorox® Regular

Professional Services
(Please note that this only a partial list, and is not an official endorsement of any company or professional. Services and prices may vary. To be included as a resource, please contact the Drinking Water Program at 207-287-2070)

Water Treatment Specialist List

Engineering Resources

Hydrogeologist Resources

I have questions about water sampling.

Required Testing Reports are also available online (Last Updated 4/2012)

Coliform and Nitrate Sampling Worksheet

How to Collect a Water Sample (pdf file)

Waking Up Your Water System

Well Shocking Fact Sheet

Disinfection Equations

More water sampling instructions

Bacteria 5 Follow-up

Fluoride

Inorganics

Nitrates plus Nitrites

Radionuclides

Radon

Total Coliform Bacteria

Total Haloacetic Acid (THAA)

Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

Herbicide Screen

Carbamates

Semi-Volatile Screen

Tri-Halomethanes

Volatile Organics (VOC)

 

Public Water Supplies at Gasoline Stations

Rules and Policies

Links to additional resources