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The First Water District in the United States

About Kennebec Water

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 serves the municipalities of Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, Benton, and Vassalboro with water for domestic, commercial, and fire protection purposes. KWD also wholesales water to the Maine Water Company for the town of Oakland. China Lake is KWD’s sole source of water supply. KWD’s state-of-the-art water treatment plant, commissioned in August 1993, produces high quality water which meets or exceeds all state and Federal water quality standards.

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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Maintenance at our water treatment plant in Vassalboro is critical to ensuring that we provide the highest quality water possible to our customers' taps.

Currently, we are engaged in the third and final phase of a three-year project to overhaul our upflow clarifier units. This project consists of removing the specialized polymer pellets from the unit, rebuilding the supply and automated cleaning systems in the unit, cleaning and inspecting the entire unit by hand, sealing and repairing the interior walls of the unit, and finally returning the specialized polymer back to its original location.

These units are part of just one of the advanced treatment techniques used in our facility and proper functionality is vital to the overall process. To find out more about our treatment process, please visit our website at
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Use a water flosser with clean KWD water to keep your teeth and gums healthy! Water flossers can help reduce gum inflammation caused by traditional floss, remove bacteria from under the gum line, and are often easier to use than traditional floss for those with dental appliances. ... See MoreSee Less

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Currently, the Kennebec Water District is experiencing a power outage at our booster station in Fairfield. Customers on Center Road, Norridgewock Road, Oakland Road, and Ohio Hill Road may notice a decrease in water pressure during this time. KWD is mobilizing with a portable generator to run the station temporarily until CMP can restore power. Thank you for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less

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