Old Town Water District | Water Meter Updates


The Old Town Water District is in the midst of a  water meter upgrade program, which will replace all water meters and remote readers in our service area. This includes Old Town, Bradley, Milford,  and a small part of Orono. Of the 3,189 water meters that are in the Districts service area we have replaced 1,707 of those meters since 2007. We have also added over 1500 radio transmitters to increase meter reading efficiency. The technology for these new water meters provides for 20 years of accuracy.

Sensus IPERL Water MeterNew iPERL and Omni meters are part of upgrading the water system to meet new standards as mandated by the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which is an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act. This legislation was signed by President Obama on January 4, 2011 and went into effect on January 4, 2014.

The new meters comply with and exceed the requirements set  forth by the Safe Drinking Water Act by containing zero lead. Additionally, because the EPAs contaminant level goal for lead in drinking water is set at zero, the new meters aim to continue to be in compliance with all future changes to the NSF standards and government law regarding lead; and are compliant and tested to American Water Works Association standards.

Sensus OMNI Turbo MeterReplacing outdated meters will improve the efficiency of meter reading, and new radio read transmitters will enable meter readings to be transmitted via radio frequency to the meter reader as they drive and walk down the streets. The new IPERL meters also provide enhanced leak detection capabilities.

Old Town Water District employees will be performing the work. They will  drive a white vehicle with the Old Town Water District name and logo on the vehicle.

Water service to the property will be interrupted temporarily during the installation - typically about 15 to 30 minutes.

The District will contact you about a specific date or time for your appointment for the meter upgrade. If you have any questions about the upgrade to your water meter please contact our office at (207) 827-2145 .