Surface Water Bodies Used to Supply Drinking Water to Maine

 

The photo at left is of the area near the intake on Hatcase Pond, the water supply for Brewer Water District. Hatcase Pond is an unfiltered waHatcase Pond, water supply for Brewer Water Districtter supply which is treated with ozone, corrosion control chemicals, chloramines and fluoride. Brewer Water District serves a population of approximately 8,400.

 

Did you know?
66% of the people in Maine receive water from community systems like Portland Water District, Lewiston / Auburn and Bangor Water District.

Despite the fact that 94% of the public water systems in Maine use groundwater (springs and wells) as a source of supply, 48% of the water consumed by the public comes from surface water utilities.


Only 79 surface water supplies (including lakes and streams) are used as public drinking water supplies. This represents only 3% of the 2, 800 great ponds in Maine.

Below is a list of public water systems in Maine using surface water as a water source. The System ID is the water system's identification number. The system type defines the type of population served by the water system. "Population" is the population served by the water system, not the individual source. For example, Kittery Water District uses 4 different sources of supply, but each is combined to serve the same population.

*System Type Key:
C=Community, T=Transient, NTNC=Non-Transient Non-Community.

PWSID # PWS Name Source Name System Type Population Served City Served County Served
ME0090200 BOOTHBAY REGION WATER DISTRICT ADAMS POND C 7500 BOOTHBAY LINCOLN
ME0010973 SHOALS MARINE LABORATORY ATLANTIC OCEAN NC 100 KITTERY YORK
ME0005773 SPINNEYS ATLANTIC OCEAN NC 195 PHIPPSBURG SAGADAHOC
ME0094911 FISH HOUSE COVE WATER CO, INC ATLANTIC OCEAN NC 30 PHIPPSBURG SAGADAHOC
ME0006546 HAYSTACK MTN SCHL OF CRAFTS #1 ATLANTIC OCEAN NC 110 DEER ISLE HANCOCK
ME0198209 MACMAHAN ISLAND ATLANTIC OCEAN NC 40 GEORGETOWN SAGADAHOC
ME0090330 CASTINE WATER DEPARTMENT BATTLE AVENUE PONDS C 1063 CASTINE HANCOCK
ME0090790 KITTERY WATER DISTRICT BELL MARSH RESERVOIR C 12750 KITTERY YORK
ME0090730 JACKMAN UTILITY DISTRICT BIG WOOD POND C 1060 JACKMAN SOMERSET
ME0090790 KITTERY WATER DISTRICT BOULTER POND C 12750 KITTERY YORK
ME0090510 PASSAMAQUODDY WATER DISTRICT BOYDEN LAKE STREAM-IMPOUNDMENT C 1870 EASTPORT WASHINGTON
ME0090760 KENNEBUNK, KENNEBUNKPORT, WELLS BRANCH BROOK C 29963 KENNEBUNK YORK
ME0090520 ELLSWORTH WATER DEPARTMENT BRANCH LAKE C 3305 ELLSWORTH HANCOCK
ME0091510 STONINGTON WATER COMPANY BURNTLAND POND C 603 STONINGTON HANCOCK
ME0091690 SUGARLOAF WATER ASSOCIATION CARRABASSETT RIVER C 1238 CARRABASSETT VL FRANKLIN
ME0091680 YORK WATER DISTRICT CHASES POND C 11715 YORK YORK
ME0090750 KENNEBEC WATER DISTRICT CHINA LAKE C 21500 WATERVILLE KENNEBEC
ME0094949 CAMP COBBOSSEE COBBOSSEECONTEE LAKE NC 400 MONMOUTH KENNEBEC
ME0090120 TOWN OF BAR HARBOR- WATER DIVISION EAGLE LAKE C 4625 BAR HARBOR HANCOCK
ME0090990 AQUA MAINE INC MILLINOCKET DIVISION FERGUSON POND C 5400 MILLINOCKET PENOBSCOT
ME0094403 US NAVY SERE SCHOOL FIRE POND NC 33 RANGELEY FRANKLIN
ME0090110 BANGOR WATER DISTRICT FLOODS POND C 26500 BANGOR PENOBSCOT
ME0090790 KITTERY WATER DISTRICT FOLLY POND C 12750 KITTERY YORK
ME0094958 DEBSCONEAG LAKE WILDERNESS CAMPS FOURTH DEBSCONEAG LAKE NC 35 T01 R11 WELS PISCATAQUIS
ME0091130 NORTH HAVEN WATER DEPARTMENT FRESH POND C 293 NORTH HAVEN KNOX
ME0092400 PRINCETON WATER WORKS GRAND LAKES FLOWAGE C 42 PRINCETON WASHINGTON
ME0090300 AQUA MAINE INC CAMDEN & ROCKLAND DIV GRASSY POND C 18185 CAMDEN KNOX
ME0090690 HEBRON WATER COMPANY HALLS POND C 93 HEBRON OXFORD
ME0090040 ANSON WATER DISTRICT HANCOCK POND C 1630 ANSON SOMERSET
ME0090930 MADISON WATER DISTRICT HANCOCK POND C 2923 MADISON SOMERSET
ME0090220 BREWER WATER DEPARTMENT HATCASE POND C 8982 BREWER PENOBSCOT
ME0105684 TWO LAKES CAMPING AREA- BATH HOGAN LAKE NC 285 OXFORD OXFORD
ME0091420 MOUNT DESERT WATER DIST -SEAL JORDAN POND C 818 MOUNT DESERT HANCOCK
ME0091450 AQUA MAINE INC SKOWHEGAN DIVISION KENNEBEC RIVER C 5953 SKOWHEGAN SOMERSET
ME0093867 SAPPI FINE PAPER N A KENNEBEC RIVER NTNC 920 FAIRFIELD SOMERSET
ME0000909 CAMP TAPAWINGO KEYES POND NC 200 SWEDEN OXFORD
ME0090310 CANTON WATER DISTRICT LAKE ANASAGUNTICOOK (CANTON LK) C 285 CANTON OXFORD
ME0090830 LEWISTON WATER & SEWER DIVISION LAKE AUBURN C 23108 LEWISTON ANDROSCOGGIN
ME0090070 AUBURN WATER DISTRICT LAKE AUBURN C 15963 AUBURN ANDROSCOGGIN
ME0000824 CAMP KIPPEWA FOR GIRLS LAKE COBBOSSEECONTEE NC 255 MONMOUTH KENNEBEC
ME0090440 DEXTER UTILITY DISTRICT LAKE WASSOOKEAG C 2325 DEXTER PENOBSCOT
ME0090915 LORING UTILITIES LITTLE MADAWASKA RIVER C 308 LIMESTONE AROOSTOOK
ME0090410 GREAT SALT BAY SANITARY DIST LITTLE POND C 1673 DAMARISCOTTA LINCOLN
ME0091490 SOUTHWEST HARBOR WATER DEPT LONG POND C 2380 SOUTHWEST HBR HANCOCK
ME0090890 LONG POND WATER DISTRICT LONG POND C 423 SORRENTO HANCOCK
ME0091450 AQUA MAINE INC SKOWHEGAN DIVISION LOWER & UPPER PONDS C 5953 SKOWHEGAN SOMERSET
ME0091140 MOUNT DESERT WATER DIST NORTH LOWER HADLOCK POND C 1375 MOUNT DESERT HANCOCK
ME0090790 KITTERY WATER DISTRICT MIDDLE POND C 12750 KITTERY YORK
ME0090300 AQUA MAINE INC CAMDEN & ROCKLAND DIV MIRROR LAKE C 18185 CAMDEN KNOX
ME0090880 LIVERMORE FALLS WATER DISTRICT MOOSE HILL POND-PRIMARY C 3285 LIVERMORE ANDROSCOGGIN
ME0006267 BALD MOUNTAIN CAMPS MOOSELOOKMEGUNTIC LAKE NC 68 RANGELEY FRANKLIN
ME0090130 BATH WATER DISTRICT NEQUASSET LAKE C 9280 BATH SAGADAHOC
ME0091100 NEWPORT WATER DISTRICT NOKOMIS POND C 1590 NEWPORT PENOBSCOT
ME0090270 BUCKFIELD VILLAGE CORPORATION NORTH POND C 445 BUCKFIELD OXFORD
ME0090880 LIVERMORE FALLS WATER DISTRICT PARKHURST POND-SEASONAL C 3285 LIVERMORE ANDROSCOGGIN
ME0090550 FORT FAIRFIELD UTIL DIST PATTEE BROOK C 2135 FORT FAIRFIELD AROOSTOOK
ME0091390 ST FRANCIS WATER DISTRICT PETITE BROOK (BRANCH) C 80 ST FRANCIS AROOSTOOK
ME0003400 COBBS PIERCE POND CAMPS PIERCE POND NC 46 NEW PORTLAND SOMERSET
ME0091310 PRESQUE ISLE WATER DISTRICT PRESQUE ISLE STREAM C 5825 PRESQUE ISLE AROOSTOOK
ME0094923 ISLAND HOME CLUB ROOF CATCHMENT NC 240 GEORGETOWN SAGADAHOC
ME0094353 WILLIAM ATWOOD LOBSTER CO ROOF CATCHMENT SYSTEM NTNC 40 SOUTH THOMASTON KNOX
ME0091550 VINALHAVEN WATER DIST ROUND POND C 1100 VINALHAVEN KNOX
ME0090170 BIDDEFORD AND SACO WATER CO SACO RIVER C 37295 BIDDEFORD YORK
ME0090150 BERWICK WATER DEPARTMENT SALMON FALLS RV C 2125 BERWICK YORK
ME0090470 DOVER-FOXCROFT WATER DISTRICT SALMON POND 14' / 70 ACRES C 2385 DOVER-FOXCROFT PISCATAQUIS
ME0002512 MIGIS LODGE SEBAGO LAKE NC 560 CASCO CUMBERLAND
ME0091300 PORTLAND WATER DIST / GREATER SEBAGO LAKE C 136945 PORTLAND CUMBERLAND
ME0091300 PORTLAND WATER DIST / GREATER SEBAGO LAKE C 136945 PORTLAND CUMBERLAND
ME0094828 ROCKCRAFT RETREAT CENTER SEBAGO LAKE NC 60 SEBAGO CUMBERLAND
ME0000879 CAMP WAWENOCK SEBAGO LAKE NC 175 RAYMOND CUMBERLAND
ME0098219 TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND SEBAGO LAKE-EAST NC 750 FRYE ISLAND CUMBERLAND
ME0091000 MILO WATER DISTRICT SEBEC RIVER C 1650 MILO PISCATAQUIS
ME0090280 AQUA MAINE INC BUCKSPORT DIV SILVER LAKE C 1625 BUCKSPORT HANCOCK
ME0094848 BORESTONE MOUNTAIN LODGE SUNSET POND NC 25 ELLIOTTSVILLE PLT PISCATAQUIS
ME0090300 AQUA MAINE INC CAMDEN & ROCKLAND DIV THORNDIKE BROOK C 18185 CAMDEN KNOX
ME0008336 CAMP SUSAN L CURTIS TROUT POND NC 150 STONEHAM OXFORD
ME0091650 WINTHROP UTILITIES DISTRICT UPPER NARROWS POND C 2700 WINTHROP KENNEBEC
ME0091620 WILTON WATER DEPARTMENT VARNUM POND C 2500 WILTON FRANKLIN
ME0090940 MARS HILL AND BLAINE WATER COMPANY YOUNG LAKE C 1800 MARS HILL AROOSTOOK