Our History

In 1955

The Sugarloaf Mountain Corporation’s Water Department operated and maintained two drilled wells to provide potable water to ski operations and services in the Base Lodge area. For thirty seven years the water department struggled to meet the challenges of building a public water system on the face of a mountain that was continually and sometimes rapidly being developed into the Ski Resort that Sugarloaf is today.

In 1992

To more effectively meet the future water demands of this aspiring world class, four seasons, destination resort area,the Sugarloaf Water Association was formed. From 1992 to 2011 this privately owned, non-profit organization was managed by David Beaudoin (Goat); with the combined knowledge and expertise of Sugarloaf Water Association’s Board of Trustees and a dedicated crew, Goat grew a water system that has provided adequate and safe potable water and fire protection to the developing Sugarloaf Resort community.

In 2012

Today Sugarloaf’s public water system includes 8 drilled wells and pump stations, 1 filtration plant, 2 reservoirs, 2 treatment stations, 1 lab, 7 pressure reducing stations, 2 transfer pump station, approximately 15 miles of water main, 82 fire hydrants, and our administrations office. This water system serves the Sugarloaf Resort community, on average 142,000 gallons per day in the winter and 56,000 gallons per day in the summer. The entire water system’s security and operations is supported by a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and surveillance cameras running over our private network. Additional security systems and surveillance is provided by Carrabassett Valley Police Department.