Environmental Services

Environmental Services

Our Department

Housed in the city’s award-winning Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)*, the Environmental Services team has been responsible for various waste-management and environmental protection programs since its creation in 1998. These programs are dedicated to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for all Brewer residents and businesses, complying with all Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) laws and regulations. The department and its employees take great pride in their commitment and responsibility to the environment and the citizens of Brewer.


Brewer Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF)  Quick Facts

  • Built: 1975 (with upgrades in 1991, 1994, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2021)
  • Population Served: 9,672 (source: 2020 Census)
  • Services Area: 3,159 Brewer Accounts, 30 Orrington
  • Treatment Level: Secondary Treatment
  • Treatment Process: Conventional Activated Sludge
  • Number of Pump Stations: 14
  • Length of Public Sewer Lines: About 56 Miles
  • Interested in learning more? Read ‘The History of Wastewater Treatment in Brewer


* A very special thanks to Clarkson University student, now alumni, Lauren Johns for her excellent work creating a brochure for our facility during her 2017/18 winter break.