BIDDEFORD, Maine – November 7, 2019 – Biddeford Middle School (BMS) students and staff now have access to water bottle filling stations thanks to two significant donations from Maine Water Company and Let’s Go! York County in partnership with Southern Maine Health Care. Over the summer, the units were purchased at cost and installed in-kind by Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating.
"These units are quite costly," said Director of Community Outreach and Development Karen Chasse. "We are extremely grateful for the donors’ contributions and the BMS Wellness Team for leading this effort to improve healthy choices among our students and staff."
Maine Water Provides tour of drinking water treatment facility to 65 local students
Part of Imagine a day without water initiative
Millinocket, ME- December 3, 2019 – Maine Water recently hosted 65 students from Millinocket’s Granite Street School and Katahdin Christian Academy for a tour of the company’s drinking water treatment facility. The tour was offered as part of an open house that was open to the public and held in conjunction with an international initiative called Imagine a Day Without Water. The tours “flowed” efficiently and covered many areas related to drinking water treatment and testing, such as:
- The computer systems that allow Maine Water licensed and certified drinking water treatment plant operators to monitor treatment operations.
- Up close look at the treatment system and how it works.
- The laboratory where they learned about water quality and bacteria testing, which is how technicians ensure the water produced by the facility is safe and clean.
Rockport, ME- November 20, 2019-. The work will allow hikers, cross country skiers, snow shoe enthusiasts and bikers to pass in the winter safely when the branches are weighted down with snow.
Both the Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Maine Water employees are passionate about the trail being constructed, the land being preserved for future generations and working with the local communities.
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) (“SJW Group”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Connecticut Water Service, Inc., has selected Maureen P. Westbrook to become president of Connecticut Water Service effective Dec. 1, 2019. Connecticut Water Service comprises SJW Group’s New England region and provides water service to a population of nearly 450,000 in 80 communities in Connecticut and Maine through its operating utility companies Connecticut Water, Avon Water, Heritage Village and Maine Water. Westbrook will be the president of the Connecticut utilities, and Rick Knowlton will continue to serve as president of Maine Water.
Maine Water Company is pleased to announce that Mark A. Vannoy, P.E. will be serving as the company’s Director of Administrative Services. Vannoy, served on the Maine Public Utilities Commission from 2012-2019, serving as Chairman since 2014.
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) (“SJW Group”) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (“Connecticut Water”) today announced the close of their merger. The combined company, SJW Group, is the third-largest investor-owned pure play water and wastewater utility based on rate base in the United States, serving nearly 1.5 million people across California, Connecticut, Maine and Texas. In connection with the closing of the transaction, Connecticut Water is now a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Group, and Connecticut Water’s common shares have ceased trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange.