ALERT: Maine Water does not endorse third party water quality testing

(Rockport, Maine) — Maine Water has been contacted by several customers in the Midcoast area over the past few weeks with questions about having their tap water tested. The calls are coming in response to a third party offer to test water quality.

Maine Water is advising its customers that the third party offering to test their tap water is neither affiliated with, nor endorsed by, Maine Water. Further, the water provided by Maine Water to its customers meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for tap water.

“Maine Water routinely tests its water for over 90 water quality parameters and contaminants, as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act,” stated Judy Wallingford, President of Maine Water. Ms. Wallingford further stated, “Our water is safe to drink as it comes from the tap, without any additional treatment or filtration. We are proud of the water we provide to our customers, and we encourage any Maine Water customer who has a question about water quality to contact the Company directly at 1-800-287-1643.”

Maine Water prepares an annual water quality report that summarizes the results of water quality testing for the previous year. The Company’s 2013 water quality reports will be available on the Company’s web site at > Customers > Water Quality Reports by the end of June.

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3 Responses to ALERT: Maine Water does not endorse third party water quality testing

  1. Lyn Maravell says:

    Biddeford/Saco water is only safe to drink if one ignores studies correlating lowered IQ, osteoporosis, compromise to the thyroid and other health problems caused by fluoride. It is easy and cheap to filter chlorine, great for cleaning water and necessary. (Many people filter chlorine from drinking water as it is linked to colorectal cancer.) BUT, we don’t need fluoride. It is harmful and difficult to filter. We can choose fluoride in dental hygiene products if we want to use them. To be forced to buy a counter top or in-line filtration system for $300 – $3000 (plus filters) to remove an unnecessary element from drinking water is an undue burden to place upon people who want to avoid ingesting fluoride. Given several newer studies about fluoride’s damaging health effects; I for one do not want to be the drinker of fluoride laced water. So yes, unless the fluoride is removed, a fluoride filter is a very good idea.

    • mainewater says:

      The decision to fluoridate public water supplies rests with municipalities in the State of Maine. Maine law requires a municipal vote of approval before fluoride can be added to a public water supply, regardless of the size of the system. Once approved by municipal vote, only a municipal vote to stop fluoridation can stop the addition of fluoride. Public water systems in Maine have no authority to decide or choose to fluoridate on their own. Maine Water’s position is very simple and clear, we will add fluoride when directed to by municipalities.

      • Lyn Maravell says:

        Yes, fluoride in Biddeford-Saco water was voted in, in the 80’s by well meaning people who did not know the long term effects. If you are serviced by this water, talk to your City Counselors to have this “found dangerous” product removed from our water.

        I feel very blessed to have clean water. Let’s get the fluoride out of it so we won’t need expensive fluoride filters. Your City Counselors all have email addresses on City web sites.

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