The Kennebec Water District (KWD) was founded in 1899. KWD is a quasi-municipal corporation serving municipalities in both Kennebec County and Somerset County in Central Maine. KWD supplies its service municipalities of Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, Benton, and Vassalboro with water for domestic, commercial, and fire protection purposes and also serves as the source of supply for AquaMaine in the town of Oakland.
KWD uses China Lake as its sole source of supply. It filters and treats the China Lake water in its Vassalboro filtration facility, a state-of-the-art plant placed online in August 1993.
KWD is directed by an elected board of ten trustees. The total organizational structure consists of only twenty-eight employees. Those employees are responsible for a). source water protection, b). the operation of the twelve million gallon per day filtration facility, c). the operations and maintenance of a distribution system consisting of over 150 miles of distribution main, 17 miles of transmission main, 8900 services, 8700 meters, 633 hydrants, hundreds of valves, d). the upkeep of more than fifteen structures including concrete and steel storage tanks and their associated pumping stations, e). the operation of a 0.8 Megawatt hydroelectric station (M-4) and, f). the financial, engineering, and administrative functions to support those operations.
KWD is regulated in its operations by the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Maine Drinking Water Program and in its financial dealings by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Kennebec Water District Message Board Please visit the Home page to explore this site and gain further information on the Kennebec Water District. If you have interest in other facets of the water industry, there are several links to other water-related sites that also can be easily accessed.