Upon review of test results from a state-certified laboratory of samples from Maine Water’s Skowhegan system, the Maine CDC has confirmed that the water meets all state and federal drinking water standards and has lifted the “Do Not Drink” order that was issued last week. Customers may now resume use of water for all purposes, including drinking and food preparation.
Maine Water conducting additional testing, schools to open
The “Do Not Drink” order issued by the State of Maine on Thursday night, applying to the water system that serves the town of Skowhegan, remains in effect but is on track to be lifted as early as Monday evening.
Maine Water's Mark Vannoy Elected to ISO New England Board. More information on Mr. Vannoy's election at ISO New England.
Maine Water today announced that Mark Vannoy has been named vice president of the company. Vannoy has served as Maine Water’s Director of Administrative Services since October 2019. Prior to joining Maine Water, he served on the Maine Public Utility Commission and was chairman for five years beginning in 2014.
Today, Maine Water announced the company has broken ground on the new Saco River Drinking Water Treatment Facility. The new treatment facility, scheduled to become operational in 2022, will replace the existing water treatment facility which has served Southern Maine communities of Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, and Scarborough since 1884.
Beginning July 1, 2020 and extending through the moratorium period on disconnection activities established by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Maine Water Company will waive late fees on unpaid account balances for 90 days, allowing customers additional time to pay their water bills without penalty. The company will also offer direct financial assistance to customers who have become unemployed as a result of the pandemic through a new program called H2O Assistance. This program provides forgiveness of a portion of a water bill for qualifying residential customers on approved payment arrangements.