Drink It In

How Sebago Lake Became Portland’s Greatest Asset

by Barbara J. Brewer

Have you ever turned on the faucet and contemplated the history of public water service? Are you thinking about it now as you read this question? If you’ve even been curious about when, where, and how Portland’s public water service was conceived, implemented, and maintained, or even if you just enjoy local history, this book hopes to provide some basic (and some not so basic) information on how the Portland public water works was formed and how Sebago Lake became its greatest asset.

About the Author

Barbara J. Brewer currently lives with her family in Portland, Maine, where she enjoys fine tap water and a meandering career in municipal service. She graduated from Bowdoin College some time ago and has put her history major away on the shelf with her book sale finds; however, she will dust it off now and then when a subject piques her interest.


Paperback, 6″ x 8″
142 pages
ISBN 978-1-954517-00-4