Public Water Supply

a young boy drinks from a water fountainWhat public water supply data are available on the data portal?

The data portal contains water quality data about usage and contaminant levels for public water supplies.

  • Public Water Use
  • Arsenic
  • Disinfection Byproducts
  • Nitrates

Data are summarized for the entire state for the years 1999-2015. For each contaminant, explore mean or maximum concentration levels for full years or quarterly by year.

Did you know that more than half of Maine homes rely on private, residential wells for drinking water? The Maine Tracking Network also has data about the water quality of private wells, homes with private wells, and homes that have tested their well water.

Drinking water quality is a measure of how safe water is to drink; safe drinking water is essential to our health. Maine tracks statewide levels of certain contaminants in public water supplies to determine changes in contaminant levels over time.

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Where can I find more information about water quality?