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Portland Water District

Portland Water District Facts

The Water District was founded in 1908 when it purchased the Portland Water Company and expanded the operations of the company.

The Portland Water Company began in 1862 to provide a public water supply, drawing water from Sebago Lake.

The Portland Water District provides a public water supply to cities and towns in the greater Portland area, including Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, and Gorham.

The Water District has a number of historical artifacts, including glass negatives, photographs, newspaper articles and objects relating to the water business.