he Falmouth Wastewater Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater infrastructure within the Town. The collection and treatment system consists of approximately 58 miles of gravity sewer and force mains, 33 pump stations, and a 1.56 MGD (million gallons per day) wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) located on Clearwater Drive. The collection system extends the full length of Route 1 and Route 88 in the east all the way to Route 100, Winn Road and the Falmouth on the Green in the west. The Falmouth WWTF also treats wastewater generated in Cumberland. The WWTF includes a headworks facility with influent screening, aeration tanks, clarifiers and a disinfection system that physically, biologically and chemically removes contamination before the treated water is discharged to the Presumpscot River Estuary and Casco Bay.
The Water Pollution Control Department's primary mission is to provide the highest possible sewage treatment in the most cost-effective manner for our ratepayers. In so doing, we underscore our commitment to improve the water quality of the Presumpscot River Estuary and Casco Bay.
Current Projects: West Falmouth Sewer Project
Richard B. Goodenow Water Pollution Control Facility - About the Name
Richard B. Goodenow, Dick to those who knew him, began working for Falmouth as Superintendent of the water pollution control department in 1974. During his tenure Dick's commitment and dedication to the profession earned him an admirable reputation. He helped establish the Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA) in the late 1960's and continued to be a tireless advocate and source of inspiration for the wastewater community throughout his career. During his 18 years of service for the Town he won numerous awards for the innovative and outstanding operation and maintenance of the facility. The MWWCA established a Richard B. Goodenow award in 1990 to acknowledge exceptionality in the field. Shortly thereafter, Dick was forced into early retirement due to chronic health problems. He passed away less than a year later and has been sorely missed ever since.