Water

Drinking Water Infrastructure Article by George Motykca – Part 1
Drinking Water Source Article by George Motycka – Part 2

Utility Board
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Employees
Shawn Blodgett, Town Manager
Karen Motycka, Finance Officer
Adam Clark, Operator
Noah Clark, Operator Assistant

Contact Information
For questions or problems regarding water service, call the Water Department at (207) 326-8540.
If you have billing questions, call Karen Motycka in the Town Office at (207) 326-4502.

Rate Schedule
State of Maine, Public Utilities Commission
Schedule of Rates of the Castine Water Department
Effective January 1, 2017.
Quarterly and Seasonal Rates for Water to Metered Customers.

Quarterly Rate
A minimum meter charge for 800 cubic feet as listed below.
For the next 1600 cubic feet per quarter: $12.60 per 100 cu. ft.
For all in excess of 2,400 cubic feet per quarter: $14.70 per 100 cu. ft. Quarterly billing occurs in April, July, October, and January.

Meter Size Quarterly
5/8″ $126.00
3/4″ $138.00
1″ $150.00
1 1/2″ $193.00
2″ $242.00
3″ $386.00
4″ $879.00

Seasonal Rate
A minimum meter charge for 1,100 cubic feet as listed below.
For the next 1,600 cubic feet per season: $12.60 per 100 cu. ft.
For all in excess of 2,700 cubic feet per season: $14.70 per 100 cu. ft. Seasonal billing occurs in April for minimum water and in December for any water overage and sewer.

Meter Size Quarterly
5/8″ $504.00
3/4″ $552.00
1″ $600.00
1 1/2″ $772.00
2″ $968.00
3″ $1,544.00
4″ $3,516.00

Minimum Charges

Meter Size Quarterly Seasonal
5/8″ $126.00 $ 504.00
3/4″ 138.00 552.00
1″ 150.00 600.00
1 1/2″ 193.00 772.00
2″ 242.00 968.00
3″ 386.00 1,544.00
4″ 879.00 3,516.00

Annual Rates Fire Protection – Private Service
For each fire hydrant installed on owner’s premises: $1,920.

For each service main entering a building for the supply of standpipes or sprinklers, an annual charge according to the diameter of the service as follows:

2″ service $640.00
4″ service 1,280.00
6″ service 1,920.00
8″ service 2,560.00

Beginning in 1998, the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires all community water systems to distribute an annual Water Quality Report or Consumer Confidence Report. The reports are filed and distributed by July 1 for the previous year (see below).
Castine Consumer Confidence Report 2019

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, October 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Floats OUT Monday, October 26  7:30 am - 12:00 pm Town Dock, 91 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, October 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, October 26  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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Thursday, October 29
  • Absentee Ballot (to take home) Deadline Thursday, October 29 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Friday, October 30
  • Absentee Ballot (in person) Deadline Friday, October 30  8:00 am - 3:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Saturday, October 31
  • Halloween Festivities Saturday, October 31  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Halloween Festivities: Trunk or Treat – vehicles can line up around the Town Common to deliver (bowl/container)  candy to trick or treaters.
      House to House - A sign-up list will be available at the Town Office for anyone in the Castine community who will have candy at their house for trick or treaters.  Call and let us know.

      Due to COVID19 all participants, Trunk or Treat, trick or treaters and houses, should remember to practice any and all COVID19 precautions, social distance, stay within small groups and be respectful of others and their preferences.

      Houses with candy should have their candy in a bowl/container and not be “handed out”.

      Anyone who would like and/or prefer to send candy as part of Trunk or Treat, let Town Office know.

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Monday, November 2
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, November 2  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 2  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, November 2  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, November 3
  • Election Day Tuesday, November 3 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Polls open from 8AM to 8PM at Emerson Hall.

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  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, November 3  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, November 3  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Application deadline is Monday, 10/26th.

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Wednesday, November 4
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Mtg = ZOOM Wednesday, November 4  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Agenda:
    1) Variance Request by Cheryl Nelson and MarkMcCloskey- 1010 Castine Road - Map 15 Lot 7A

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