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Subtractive water meters

WHO NEEDS A SUB METER:
The WRRD allows the use of subtractive water meters to record water that does not enter the city sewer system, such as: lawn watering, washing vehicles, and filling swimming pools. The same may apply for businesses with irrigation systems. 

WHAT TO DO:

  • Contact Maine Water Company for instructions on how to purchase a submeter. Maine Water's phone number is #207-282-1453.  
  • Have the meter installed in the location measuring only outside water use (by your plumber or yourself.)
  • Contact the WRRD for post installation inspection.
HOW TO GET CREDIT: 
Please call #207-282-1543 to submit your subtractive meter reading prior to paying your July and October sewer bill. Your adjustment will be made and you will be contacted with the adjusted amount to be paid. 

SWIMMING POOLS
If you have recently installed and filled a swimming pool but did not know about the abatement until after, you can submit a copy of the pool paperwork showing the dimensions and the installation date. You must also purchase a subtractive meter, have it installed, and inspected prior to a receiving a credit.

BILLING AND PAYMENT QUESTIONS
If you have any questions regarding sewer billing (usage, credits, etc.) and payments, please contact Maine Water Company at #207-282-1543.