Sewer

Utility Board Members
See Boards and Committees page

Employees
Shawn Blodgett, Town Manager
Karen Motycka, Finance Officer
Noah Clark, Operator
Jackson Clark, Assistant

Office
(207) 326-4845 or (207) 326-4502
For questions or problems regarding sewer service, contact the Pollution Control Facility at 326-4845.
For billing questions, contact Karen Motycka at the Town Office, 326-4502.
After Hours Emergency #: (207) 322-6652.

Quarterly Rate
A minimum meter charge for 800 cubic feet is $155.25 per quarter.
For all in excess of 800 cubic feet per quarter $27.90 per 100 cubic feet will be charged.
Quarterly billing occurs in April, July, October, and January.

Seasonal Rate
A minimum meter charge for 1,100 cubic feet is $621.00 per season.
For all in excess of 1,100 cubic feet per season $27.90 per 100 cubic feet will be charged.
Seasonal billing occurs in April for minimum water and in December for Sewer and any water overage.

In June of 1999, a law was passed on Mercury pollution prevention.
How to Reduce Mercury in Maine Waterways
Don’t ever discharge mercury into the sewer.
Choose alternatives for mercury-containing products, including mercury-free batteries, thermometers with colored alcohol or digital thermometers.
Buy alternatives that do not contain thermosol, phenylmercuric acetate, or mercuric oxide.

We need your help!

Mercury Contamination
Maine’s waters are at risk due to mercury contamination. This contamination is serious enough that the Bureau of Health has issued fish advisories for all surface water bodies in the state. These advisors warn pregnant women, women planning pregnancy within one year, nursing mothers, and children less than 8 years of age not to eat warm water fish (bass, perch, pickerel, eel) and limit eating cold water fish (trout, salmon) to 1 meal per month.

Community and Business Impact
These advisories could result in a decline in the popularity of sport fishing. Many small businesses rely on this type of tourism to be able to make a profit. As more and more people learn of the mercury contamination in Maine waters, we could see a decrease in the amount of money brought into the state by people wanting to sport fish. This contamination also has a negative effect on people who depend on the fishing industry to make a living.

What Your Community is Doing
Wastewater treatment facility staff are working to develop a plan which will work towards identifying sources of mercury and investigate what can be done to prevent this material from being discharged to the sewer system. We will be working with industries and manufacturing facilities to see what they could do to eliminate or modify any practices that would result in the discharge of mercury.

What You Can Do To Help
Please utilize all of your household cleaning products as intended by the manufacturer. Please do not dispose of chemicals, cleaners, paints, or any other materials by dumping them down the drain. The treatment facility was not designed to treat these types of wastes, which can severely disrupt the operation. If you have any chemicals, including any mercury, that you would like to dispose of, please contact the treatment plant staff and we’ll put you in touch with the right people. In the future, keep reading the labels of the products you buy, and you might start seeing some information concerning mercury content. This will enable you to purchase products with reduced mercury content. All of your individual efforts combined with others will help clean up Maine’s waters.

Thank You for Your Assistance

PFAS Information Sheet 6-2023

Current Announcements

Town Calendar

Thursday, July 18
  • Planning Board Work Session & Meeting Thursday, July 18  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Work Session first to review application(s) for completeness.

    Meeting to follow:
    To consider the following application(s): 

    1) Ashleigh & Bricken McKenzie; 181 Perkins St, M21 L117; Home Occupation Permit for a plant & home accessory business satellite office.  

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Saturday, July 20
  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers Saturday, July 20  10:30 am - 11:30 am Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Witherle Memorial Library presents

    "Everybody Loves Pirates"

    Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way!  The kids get some help from their new ocean-dwelling friends, including enthusiastic superhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby, and an overgrown sea monkey. “Everybody Loves Pirates” features 15 of our hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and an 8-foot paper-mache pirate ship. 

    Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings - brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen.  Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada.   They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry. 

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Monday, July 22
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, July 22  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Selectboard Work Session Monday, July 22  9:00 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    If needed.

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, July 22  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Tuesday, July 23
  • Community Climate Connection Tuesday, July 23  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Community Climate Connection along with Witherle Memorial Library, the Wilson Museum, and Castine Community Partners present

    Josh Oxley, Owner & Founder of SolarLogix in Belfast, Maine
     
    Find out how heat pumps and solar electricity can provide clean energy for all!  Save money and the climate while increasing your comfort.  If you have questions about heat pumps for water heating or home heating and cooling, or solar electric systems for your home, Josh can answer them! SolarLogix offers energy services, including solar energy solutions, HVAC system optimization, energy-efficient water heaters, battery backup systems, electric vehicle chargers, and electrical service upgrades. He can also answer questions about Efficiency Maine rebates, federal tax credits, REAP grants, and various other incentives designed to save consumers thousands of dollars. Their goal is to help people across Maine conserve energy and generate clean solar power, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-conscious future.

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Wednesday, July 24
  • Summer Slam Activity Wednesday, July 24  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Fort George, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    7/24 BADMINTON 

    Schedule of Events:

    • Summer Slam Wednesday, July 17 | 5:30-6:30PM: Volleyball at Back Shore
    • Wednesday, July 24 | 5:30-6:30PM: Badminton at Fort George
    • Wednesday, July 31 | 5:30-6:30PM: Kickball at Fort George
    • Wednesday, August 7 | 5:30-6:30PM: Croquet at Fort George
    • Wednesday, August 14 | 5:30-6:30PM: Wiffleball at Fort George
    • Wednesday, August 21 | 5:30-6:30PM: People’s Choice
    • Wednesday, August 28 | 5:30-6:30PM: People’s Choice

     

    👫 Why Participate?

    • Community: Meet new friends or neighbors and or reconnect with others.
    • Connection: Enjoy quality time with family and friends in a welcoming environment.
    • Recreation: Stay active and have fun with a variety of activities for all ages and skill levels.

     Sponsored by the REC Committee

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Friday, July 26
  • Library Board of Trustees Mtg Friday, July 26  9:00 am - 10:00 am Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    1.     Call to order

    2.     Rotunda lighting

    3.     Garden forum recap, next steps

    4.     Adjourn

     

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  • Tree Committee Meeting Friday, July 26  9:00 am - 10:00 am Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Monday, July 29
Wednesday, July 31
  • Summer Slam Activity Wednesday, July 31  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Fort George, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    7/3 KICKBALL

    Schedule of Events:

    • Summer Slam Wednesday, July 17 | 5:30-6:30PM: Volleyball at Back Shore
    • Wednesday, July 24 | 5:30-6:30PM: Badminton at Fort George
    • Wednesday, July 31 | 5:30-6:30PM: Kickball at Fort George
    • Wednesday, August 7 | 5:30-6:30PM: Croquet at Fort George
    • Wednesday, August 14 | 5:30-6:30PM: Wiffleball at Fort George
    • Wednesday, August 21 | 5:30-6:30PM: People’s Choice
    • Wednesday, August 28 | 5:30-6:30PM: People’s Choice

     

    👫 Why Participate?

    • Community: Meet new friends or neighbors and or reconnect with others.
    • Connection: Enjoy quality time with family and friends in a welcoming environment.
    • Recreation: Stay active and have fun with a variety of activities for all ages and skill levels.

     Sponsored by the REC Committee

    See more details