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The Southern Maine Regional Water Council (SMRWC) was formed in 2005 as a result of utility-sponsored legislation to encourage regional solutions for public water delivery.  By sharing knowledge and enhancing cooperation, the Council aims to improve service to the region's public water customers.

In four short years, the Council has organized and accomplished several steps towards regionalizing the delivery of public water.  Member water utilities are already realizing cost savings through a group purchasing program and benefit from an emergency response mutual aid plan.  Most recently, the Council commissioned a study, made possible by a grant from the Maine Municipal Bond Bank, to examine the region's water supplies and to create a framework for a combined distribution and supply system for southern Maine. 

Combined, these seven utilities serve approximately 300,000 people in 23 communities or 25% of Maine’s population.