After the board meeting on March 26 it was decided to extend provisions of our emergency response plan at least until May 14. The office will remain closed to the public until public health officials lift the emergency orders currently in place. This is a decision made out of concern for the safety and well-being of our staff, customers, and the surrounding communities.

A standby technician will be on call throughout this time to respond to any and all emergent requests. For any non-emergent questions or concerns, we recommend sending an email to This is a monitored inbox and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please be safe and left us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Brunswick & Topsham Water District
Quality and Reliability Since 1903    

Water Facts

  • There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there was 3 billion years ago.

  • 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater and only 1% is available for human consumption.

  • 66% of a human being is water.

  • 75% of a human brain is water.

  • 74% of a living tree is water.

  • You could survive about a month without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water.

  • On average, each American uses about 160 gallons of water a day at a cost of 27 cents.

  • Bottled water may cost up to 1000 times more than municipal drinking water and may not be as safe.

  • Two-thirds of water used in an average home is used in the bathroom.
  • On average, a person uses 2 gallons of water to brush his or her teeth each day.

  • A 10 minute shower uses about 55 gallons of water.

  • A leaking faucet can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day.

    More Water Facts

    • The average person spends less than 1% of his or her total persona l expenditure dollars for water, waste water and water disposal systems.

    • There are about 60,000 community water suppliers in America.

    • Public water supplies must meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency standards. Many public water supplies consistently supply water that is much better then the minimum standards.

    • The Amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1986 increased the number of contaminants to be regulated from 26 to 83 and expanded the EPA’s enforcement authority.

    • If a drinking water supplier violates any federal standard, the utility by law must tell the customer.

    • You can help prevent pollution of drinking water sources by carefully disposing of chemical products that you use at home.