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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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