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Information for School Administrators: Drinking Water Systems

 

April 18, 2007

 

The Maine Drinking Water Program has issued the following information for School Administrators:

If flooding has occurred at a school, please determine if flood waters have impacted the drinking water system. Please keep the Drinking Water Program informed of flooded wells and water treatment facilities. If a well goes under water, please assume the well to be contaminated.

Shut the well down (if possible) and/or place a boil water order on until the well is disinfected and the water is tested appropriately. If a water line washes-out, a boil water order is required if the water pressure drops to zero or negative pressure.

The Maine Drinking Water Program can be reached M-F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 287-2070. The 24 hr. emergency phone number for the Drinking Water Program is 207-557-4214. Additional information on wells inundated by flooding is located at the following web-link:

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/eng/water/Templates/FloodEmergency.htm

 

Contact:

Drinking Water Program
287-2070

 

Last update: 07/20/10