About the Scarborough
Sanitary District

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Your Community Partner in Wastewater Management

Since its establishment in 1969, the Scarborough Sanitary District has tirelessly worked to protect our town’s natural resources and public health through an effective community sewer system. Our comprehensive wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal program has significantly improved the water quality of our local beaches and marshlands.

With a state-of-the-art effluent wastewater treatment plant, ensuring sewage water treatment meets all federal and state standards. We proudly manage a comprehensive wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal program in Scarborough, protecting the environment and serving our community.

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From managing the community sewer system to educating residents about responsible water use, the Scarborough Sanitary District provides vital treatment services to our Southern Maine community.

Who We Are

Following the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, Scarborough was required to develop a wastewater system that served all of the heavily developed areas in town. A referendum authorizing the creation of the Scarborough Sanitary District was passed in 1969, granting the new district authority over all wastewater collection and treatment for the Town of Scarborough.

Between 1975 and 1980, the District, in conjunction with Whitman & Howard, Inc., consulting engineers from Wellesley, Mass., formulated a town-wide wastewater plan. This plan led to the establishment of a new 1.8 million gallons per day secondary treatment facility at Prouts Neck.

Today, wastewater is delivered to the plant through a vast network of gravity sewers, pumping stations, and force mains, with the effluent discharged into deep ocean water off Prouts Neck.

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Scarborough Sanitary District Board of Trustees

The Scarborough Sanitary District was formed under Title 38, Chapter 11, Sanitary Districts of the Maine Legislature. The Board of Trustees, elected by the citizens of Scarborough for a term of three years, manage all affairs of the sanitary district.

Nicola Rico

Nicola Rico

Chairman - 2024

Benjamin McDougal

Benjamin McDougal

Vice-Chairman - 2026

Jason Greenleaf

Jason Greenleaf

Treasurer - 2026

Joseph Carroll

Joseph Carroll

Clerk - 2025

Ruth Summers

Ruth Summers

2026

Anthony D’Amelio

Anthony D’Amelio

2025

Michael Stein

Michael Stein

2024

Scarborough Sanitary District Staff

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David Hughes

Superintendent

Wendy Frazier

Wendy Frazier

Carl Tucker

Carl Tucker

Shaun Miller

Shaun Miller

John Kennett

John Kennett

Phil Connolly

Phil Connolly

Serina Cook

Serina Cook

Ken Welch

Ken Welch

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Transforming Wastewater: From Sewage to Sustainability

At Scarborough Sanitary District, we specialize in the comprehensive management of sewage wastewater, domestic wastewater systems, and industrial wastewaters in Scarborough, Maine. Our advanced treatment processes ensure that all types of wastewater are managed effectively and responsibly, protecting both public health and our precious natural environment.

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