Coastal Mountains Land Trust completed the purchase of an historic conservation easement protecting 786-acres of land, owned by the Maine Water Company, on the south side of Ragged Mountain surrounding Mirror Lake in Rockport and Hope. Simultaneously, the Land Trust also selected a contractor, after a comprehensive bid process, to begin construction of the Round the Mountain Trail. This trail will expand recreational access to the protected property as permitted under the terms of this agreement.
In late May the Maine Water Company teamed up with the Town of Orchard Beach and its police department to honor Gunther, a loyal K9 “officer” who died last fall after experiencing a sudden medical issue.
On Saturday, June 2nd, a team of Maine Water and Connecticut Water employees joined with 250 other participants and paddled along the Kennebec River to raise money for Pine Tree Camp. The Kennebec River is a vital water resource for the Skowhegan Division of Maine Water Company. Through sponsorship and pledges, the team raised over $4,500 for the annual Paddle for Pine Tree Camp.
The Maine Water Company continues to add professional staff to its workforce, to facilitate the company’s mission of providing clean drinking water in 12 public water systems throughout the state. Mary Jane Dillingham has joined Maine Water as director of water quality, and Austin Scaplan has been hired as an engineer.
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTWS) today announced that both companies’ boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine through a merger of equals to create the 3rd largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in the United States, based on pro forma enterprise value and combined rate base.
State representatives Margaret O’Neil of Saco and Martin Grohman of Biddeford have agreed to participate in a community advisory committee organized by Maine Water.