Pollution Control

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The primary mission of the Skowhegan Water Pollution Control Plant is to provide efficient and cost-effective collection and treatment of wastewater to protect human health and the environment.


  1. To provide treatment of collected wastewater to ensure that the treated effluent discharged into the Kennebec River will consistently meet or exceed the requirements of our Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to maintain existing water quality and beneficial uses.
  2. To provide sludge treatment and disposal that complies with all federal, state and local regulations for beneficial reuse and for the protection of both the environment and human health.
  3. To protect the Town’s investment by properly maintaining the wastewater infrastructure to maximize its longevity.
  4. To plan for rehabilitation and expansion of the wastewater treatment system while minimizing the financial impact of these future needs on the taxpayers.