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.
After Hours Emergency #: (207) 322-6652.

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).
2020 CCR

Current News

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 19
  • Town Office CLOSED - due to the Patriot's Day Holiday Monday, April 19
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 19  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, April 20
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, April 20  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (ZOOM) Tuesday, April 20  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve renewal Liquor License - The Castine Inn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library: Let’s Talk About It, Session 2 Tuesday, April 20  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://witherle.lib.me.us/events/lets-talk-about-it-session-2-2/

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Wednesday, April 21
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Wednesday, April 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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Friday, April 23
  • Town Floats Friday, April 23

    TheTown floats are scheduled, weather permitting, to go into the water on Friday,4/23rd. Acadia floats approximately a week later. 

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Saturday, April 24
  • Garden Club Clean Up Day Saturday, April 24 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    9AM - 12 noon
    Volunteers Needed

    Rain Date: Sunday, 4/25 from 12 noon - 3PM.

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Sunday, April 25
  • Garden Club Clean Up Rain DATE Sunday, April 25 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    12 Noon - 3PM
    Volunteers Needed

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Monday, April 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 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, April 29