Behind the scenes at the Yarmouth Water District

RESOURCE PROTECTION

The Yarmouth Water District serves as a steward for ponds, rivers, and streams in the watershed, to keep these resources pollution-free.

Infrastructure Maintenance

The YWD comprises 2 standpipes, 78 miles of pipes, and 382 hydrants all of which are assiduously maintained throughout the year.

WATER METER REPLACEMENT

The Yarmouth Water District changes between 300 and 500 meters annually, cleaning, rebuilding if necessary, and recertifying for accuracy.

OPERATIONAL PLANNING

Ongoing planning for long-term water needs, infrastructure design, and replacement keeps taps flowing, now and in the future.

WELL MONITORING

The YWD maintains four wells, which we test every morning to ensure that drinking water meets state and federal standards.

HYDRANT FLUSHING

All 382 hydrants in the district are flushed routinely to remove sediment, ensuring that your drinking water is clean, clear, and great-tasting.

The Yarmouth Water District's LEED-certified building at 181 Sligo Road was designed to reflect the rural residential character of the neighborhood. The first municipal building in Yarmouth to earn LEED certification, it features solar and geothermal energy sources, so it's energy-efficient and good for the planet.

Learn more about the new building

Welcome to the Yarmouth Water District

We Now Accept Credit/Debit Card Payments

We are working with InforME, a third-party partner with Maine.Gov, to accept card payments to your account. There is a minimum fee of $1.00 or 2.5% of your payment whichever is greater. The fee is not collected by the Yarmouth Water District, it funds operations of the online service through Maine.gov and other Maine.gov online services. We still accept cash and check by mail and at our office.

You will need to have your account number, service address, email address (for payment verification), and the amount due to make proper payment. We can also take card payments over the phone if that is easier. To make a payment at the Maine.Gov / InforME website CLICK HERE. This link will open a new window to the payment website. Do not hesitate to give our office a call at 846-5821 with any questions.

2021 Water Quality Report is Here

We recently completed our annual Consumer Confidence Report which includes water quality information. It always can be found under “About” and then “Water Quality” along with previous reports. Click HERE for our 2021 Water Quality Report!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (Spring 2022)

The Yarmouth Water District (YWD) is committed to delivering reliable and safe drinking water to all our customers. We want to assure you that our water is safe to drink and will continue to be safe as the COVID-19 situation evolves. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water and standard disinfection methods, including chlorination disinfection practices in place by the YWD, should inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies and the risk to water supplies is low.

Our office is open to the public but we do ask that all unvaccinated people wear a mask when they enter the building. Also, if you do not feel well please avoid coming into the office. We will glady take payments over the phone or answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your understanding and please be safe,

Yarmouth Water District

Private Water Testing Postcard

The Yarmouth Water District has received numerous calls regarding a postcard that is being circulated in the area that is offering free water testing. The card suggests that seasonal changes in the water table can impact the quality of your drinking water. This postcard is not from the District and our source of supply does not experience water quality fluctuations due to the change in seasons. We can assure you that we meet or exceed all state and federal drinking water standards. If you have any concerns regarding your drinking water do not hesitate to call us at 846-5821.

Imagine a Day Without Water

Utilities throughout the state are facing a lot of the same challenges to keep providing high-quality drinking water to our customers. It starts with protecting the source that may inhibit thousands of acres depending on the zone of contribution of the source, and then pumping and treating (if necessary) the water through the distribution system piping, to the storage tanks, to hydrants for fighting fires, and to your tap The Executive Director of the MWUA wrote an article in the Portland Press that touches on some of these challenges, take a look! Have a good day everyone.

Click here to read the article!

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  All meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend. Please call the office for the Zoom login information. If you need more information regarding the monthly meetings, please contact Eric Gagnon, Superintendent, at 207-846-5821.

Click here to find meeting agendas and minutes.

New Educational Item

We just added an item to the News & Notes and Education section to help answer some common questions in regards to water pressure. Click HERE to go directly to the page.