Water Resources

**You can now pay your Stormwater Service Charge online!** 

In Portland, we’re lucky to have water resources at our door step - Stroudwater and Fore Rivers, Back Cove, Capisic Pond, Casco Bay. Clean water is important to our economy and way of life.

The City and our partners work hard to ensure clean water. When it comes to keeping our rivers, streams, and bays clean, everyone plays an important role.

Follow the links on the left to learn about what the City is doing and what you can do to keep water clean.

Click below to view PSAs created by students at Portland's King Middle School.  
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Clean Water Update

As the City continues to fund and implement projects related to the Department of Environmental Protection's mandate for Combined Sewer Overflow requirements, the stormwater rate will increase by $0.30 as of July 1, 2018. The new rate will be $6.30 perbillable unit. This is the first increase since this program started in January of 2016.  The new rate is over $1.00 lower than the FY19 rate originally projected by the Sustainable Storm Water Funding Task Force when the Stormwater Service Charge was originally contemplated.

Clean water Newsletter

Check out the very first edition! 

View Current or Past

The quarterly Clean Water Newsletter will be mailed with stormwater bills  in the months of January, April, July and October. Past editions will be archived and kept available when the newsletter is updated each quarter.