Water Quality: How Are Conditions in Maine's Rivers, Lakes and Ocean?

Aug 21, 2018

Credit Patty Wight/Maine Public

Recent reports of bacterial contamination in lakes caused in part by warm temperatures raise the question: What is the condition of the waters around us? We look at the water quality in our lakes, rivers and ocean, and how they measure up for human recreation and environmental health.


Nick Bennett, staff scientist, Natural Resources Council of Maine

Scott Williams, executive director, Lake Stewards of Maine

Don Witherill, co-acting director, Bureau of Water Quality, Division of Environmental Assessment, Maine Department of Environmental Protection