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Help Keep China Lake Clean

China Lake is a precious resource for the Central Maine community. Not only is a great recreational spot and a habitat for wildlife, it’s also the drinking water source for the Greater Waterville area. Please click the video or head over to the Water Quality section of our website to find out more about China Lake and what you can do to help keep it clean.

 

Our Source Water

The Kennebec Water District has used China Lake as its source of supply since 1905. China lake, covering an area of 6.1 square miles and a maximum depth of 85 feet, holds about 31.7 billion gallons of fresh water at any given time and provides more than enough capacity year around. The intake is in the West Basin of the lake which is largely undeveloped due to the Kennebec Water District’s management of these lands for over 100 years. Click below to find out more.

Source Water

Frequent Questions

Wondering how to pay your bill or what to do if you have dirty water? Please head over to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information. If you think there's something that should be on the FAQ that you don't see there now please let us know.

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The next regular meeting of the Kennebec Water District Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held by remote attendance via Zoom. Please contact the Kennebec Water District's business office at 872-2763 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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One important component of our mapping system is having accurate locations of our valves. To collect this information we utilize a GPS/GNSS unit that normally provides us with accuracy better than 1 inch. It can be challenging to find shutoff valves in the winter time with snow cover, specifically when they aren't in the road, but GPS helps us overcome this obstacle and allows us be more efficient in finding valves when we need them most. ... See MoreSee Less
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