Lift Stations

There are 47 sanitary sewer lift and grinder stations in Orono. 

These lift stations pump wastewater from low points in the gravity sewer lines into force mains to convey the wastewater to the top of the hills. 

Station Alarms

If lift stations are not operating properly, there is a potential for wastewater backups into nearby homes.

A green lift station with a red alarm light on top

Watch for alarms such as a red light at the top. If you see the alarm going off or hear a buzzer, please call the Public Works Department immediately to report a lift station alarm. 

All lift stations have a sign with the station number and address on them. Please provide this information when reporting an alarm.