In 2009, the Town of Oakland won stimulus grant funds to close its sewer treatment plant, and tie the Oakland sewer collection system into the Waterville Sewerage District. At the direction of the State of Maine, our objective was to eliminate the discharge of treated water from Messalonskee Stream.
A force main designed by engineers from Woodard and Curran will traverse five miles from the Oakland plant on Fairfield St., under Messalonskee Stream, and along road rights of way to a point of entry into Waterville’s system at the intersection of Webb Rd. and West River Rd.
The project cost of $6,000,000 was estimated before any bids on the six construction phases were opened. Through four phases, the project remains on budget. Approximately 60% of the project cost will come from federal and state funds. The 40% local share may require a sewer rate increase, the timing and size of which will be better understood at the conclusion of the final phase of bidding. Approximately 775 residential and commercial customers support the system.
Sewer charges are computed on the volume of water consumption metered by Aqua-Maine, a private water utility that serves Oakland.
Oakland Treatment Plant
Superintendent: Boyd Snowden, PE
P.O. Box 187
Oakland, Maine 04963
Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Phone: (207) 465-7198