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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Maine

  • 368 Utilities

  • Serving: 669,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 60

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Maine shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Maine and provided to EWG by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Environmental Health.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Maine serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically.

Large utilities in Maine

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Auburn Water DistrictAuburn, ME16,530
Bangor Water DistrictBangor, ME25,855
Brunswick / Topsham Water DistrictTopsham, ME17,383
Greater Augusta Utility DistrictAugusta, ME14,380
Kennebec Water DistrictWaterville, ME21,500
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells WDKennebunk, ME31,440
Kittery Water DistrictKittery, ME13,223
Lewiston Water & Sewer DivisionLewiston, ME23,058
Maine Water Company Biddeford Saco DivSaco, ME38,870
Maine Water Company Camden & RocklandSaco, ME20,905
Portland Water District - Greater PortlandPortland, ME136,945
Sanford Water DistrictSanford, ME14,025
York Water DistrictYork, ME12,893

Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Maine

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Mars Hill and Blaine Water CompanyMars Hill, ME1,80085
Northern Spring ParkPoland, ME9067
Crystal Spring Mobile Home ParkAlfred, ME7550
Hebron Water CompanyHebron, ME14544
Sandy Stream ParkEllsworth, ME8842
Marshwood EstatesNewington, ME23331
Charter Oak Mobile Home VillageFlagstaff, ME10527
Sugarloaf Water AssociationCarrabassett Valley, ME3,11522
Norridgewock Water DistrictNorridgewock, ME1,09317
Berwick Water DepartmentBerwick, ME2,39316
Havasu Pines Mobile Home ParkOrono, ME7515
St. Francis Water DistrictSt Francis, ME8015
Grandeur Mobile Home EstatesCarmel, ME10013
Spinsfield CommonsHartford, ME10513
Monson Utilities DistrictMonson, ME30313
Town and Country Ways Mobile Home ParkBenton, ME7512
Limerick Mobile Home ParkLimerick, ME11311
Fairground ApartmentsBangor, ME6311
Birch Haven Trailer ParkEllsworth, ME3811
Elliott ApartmentsOwls Head, ME2511
Lynns WaySkowhegan, ME3310
Blue Hill TerraceStonington, ME3210
Mountain View Trailer ParkFort Kent, ME959
Wood Pond VillageBrunswick, ME509
Pleasant View ManorCherryfield, ME1058
Solon Water DistrictSolon, ME4257
Scarborough GardensPortland, ME457
Great Salt Bay Sanitary DistrictDamariscotta, ME1,9007
Anson and Madison Water DistrictMadison, ME4,5386
Boulier Place ApartmentsBangor, ME606

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Maine

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
York Water DistrictYork, ME12,8933
Maine Water Company Biddeford Saco DivSaco, ME38,8703
Kittery Water DistrictKittery, ME13,2232
Sanford Water DistrictSanford, ME14,0251

Contaminants found in Maine above health guidelines

Found above health guidelinesFound
Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
169620,844170620,879

Chromium (hexavalent)
17411,36319414,363

Bromodichloromethane
108301,351108301,351

Chloroform
104290,259115304,031

Dichloroacetic acid
63231,12766242,948

Trichloroacetic acid
51221,43552222,175

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
259217,883266226,060

Nitrate
171165,002240431,350

Dibromochloromethane
74153,83575155,735

Nitrate and nitrite
141153,022198262,251

Arsenic
158139,302158139,302

Uranium
11192,748138328,558

Radon
5060,1865060,186

Chlorate
445,77819414,363

Cadmium
345,490345,490

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
245,465245,465

Bromate
433,653433,653

Chlorite
131,440131,440

Manganese
2128,402241467,054

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
114,025114,025

Bromoform
2212,0312921,644

Antimony
42802712,140

Trichloroethylene
12751275

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
143143

Toluene
133105,518

Contaminants found in Maine above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
21,945

Arsenic
41,688

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1215

Uranium
3168

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
1150