Local authorities are working to control a diesel fuel leak as a result of traffic accident this morning on Route 17 in Rockport near Grassy Pond. Maine Water Company is coordinating with first responders as Grassy Pond and Mirror Lake are the public water supply sources for Maine Water’s customers in the Camden/Rockland area.
Single-digit temperatures are on the way for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and homeowners are encouraged to take a few simple steps to prevent damage caused by freezing of water pipes inside and outside the home.
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.