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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.

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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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Please note that any change in the party responsible for an account (eg. landlord to tenant, tenant to landlord, home owner to new homeowner) requires a new application to be submitted. Additional details are available at www.kennebecwater.org/customer-service/signing-up-for-water ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you putting out backyard fire pits (or campfires) the correct way? (1) Allow a fire to burn down as much as possible. (2) Spread the remaining wood evenly within the pit. (3) Drown the fire and the entire pit with water (pour water from a couple of feet above to avoid hot steam). (4) Mix the water and embers/ash together (continuing to add water so everything is soaked). (5) Check the area for any remaining heat and add additional water as necessary. ... See MoreSee Less
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The next regular meeting of the Kennebec Water District Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Kennebec Water District's Treatment Plant located at 462 Main Street in Vassalboro. Remote attendance via Zoom may also be available. Please contact the Kennebec Water District's Business Office at 872-2763 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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