NOTE: During the COVID-19 outbreak most Town buildings are offering only limited access to the public. Staff are generally on hand to accommodate resident requests remotely. CLICK HERE for more information and the most current update regarding closures, status of services, and hours of operation.
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.
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.