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Utilities District

Caribou Utilities District
P.O. Box 879
176 Limestone Street
Caribou, Maine 04736
Hugh Kirkpatrick, General Manager
Phone: (207)496-0911
Fax: (207)496-0921


Notice to Farmers/Contractors
Caribou Utilities District

The Caribou Utilities District is accepting proposals for mowing and or harvesting approximately 35 acres of hay land on the River Road in Caribou (tax map #11, lots 59A & 60A). All land shall be mowed at least twice annually and additional mowing may be required. Interested persons should submit a proposal to Caribou Utilities District office at 176 Limestone Street, Caribou, Maine by 2:00 pm June 22, 2018. If performance is satisfactory, this contract may be extended for up to three additional years (through 2021). Proposals shall state all costs and a schedule for mowing for each year. If hay is baled, it shall be removed from the property within 30 days.
The District has the right to approve all equipment to be used. An insurance certificate will be required for the successful proposal including liability insurance and workers compensation as applicable. Questions should be directed to Hugh A Kirkpatrick, General Manager at 496-0911. Proposals may be mailed to Caribou Utilities District, PO Box 10, Caribou, Maine 04736. The Caribou Utilities District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals that are deemed to be in its best interests. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Press Release – March 2, 2018

Caribou Utilities District is investing in new water meter infrastructure. The improvements include replacing most water meters and installing separate secure radio read interface units. More information is available below:

CUD Press Release – New Water Meter Infrastructure


Caribou Utilities District Documents: 

CUD Charter

CUD History

CUD Sewer Ordinance

CUD Sewer Rates

CUD Water Rates

CUD Terms & Conditions for Water Service

Board of Trustees

The Caribou Utilities District (CUD) Board of Trustees consists of a five person Board appointed by the City Council for a term of three years. The Board holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at its office building at 176 Limestone Street. Board Meetings are open to the public and your participation is encouraged.

  • Louis Greenier
  • David Belyea
  • Nancy Solman
  • Janine S. Murchison
  • Scott Willey


The Caribou Waterworks was first established in 1889 as The Caribou Water, Light and Power Company. In 1943 the power generation assets were sold to Maine Public Service Company and the Waterworks was acquired by General Waterworks Corporation of Philadelphia, Pa. In 1989 the Caribou Utilities District (CUD) purchased the Caribou Waterworks Corporation adding a water treatment and distribution system to the District. The filter plant was built in 1941 and was updated in 1971. Since then several other improvements have been made to the facility to comply with more stringent water quality standards. In 2006 a new water groundwater supply will be added to the District facilities.

The Caribou Utilities District (CUD) was organized in 1945 to take over the assets of the Caribou Sewer Company and to manage wastewater functions for the City of Caribou. In 1960, a primary treatment plant was constructed at 176 Limestone Street to treat wastewater prior to discharge to the Aroostook River. Significant industrial loadings were added to the CUD facilities from local potato processing plants. In order to provide an improved effluent quality, The Charles D. Hatch Treatment Facility was constructed in 1983 near Grimes Mills on the Aroostook River, some 2 1/2 miles down river from the primary plant. Three aerated lagoons totaling 36 million gallons were constructed along with disinfection facilities. Periodic improvements have been added to improve treatment and to comply with more stringent water quality standards.

Water Quality Report & Highlights of the Past Year

2015 Water Quality Report

2015 Primary Drinking Water Standards

2016 Water Quality Report

2016 Primary Drinking Water Standards