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January 22, 2018

What’s the deal with “raw” water?

Mary Jane Dillingham – Water Quality Manager, Lewiston Water Division, Auburn Water District   I wouldn’t approach a body of water and drink directly from it. The recent uprising of the “raw” water fad is somewhat frightening.  “Raw” means the water has not been processed or purified.  While the raw water being sold, at a […]

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December 21, 2017

Is your water bill getting you down? Plant a tree!

Sophia Scott – Source Water Protection Coordinator, ME CDC Drinking Water Program   While not as straight forward as planting a tree in your backyard, a new study from the U. S. Forest Service and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) highlights the influence of a forested watershed on keeping water treatment costs down. Lower water treatment costs at […]

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December 3, 2017

Where does American Stand? : Water Infrastructure Report 2017

Americans have the great privilege of drinking, utilizing, and reveling in safe, potable water. This drinking water often comes from the vast 1 million miles of pipe line maintained by municipalities, water districts, and privatized businesses alike. In June 2017 the Value of Water Campaign unveiled national poll results demonstrating the extreme importance of rebuilding […]

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December 3, 2017

Lead in Water: What went wrong in Flint, MI and what does it mean for Maine?

While the media coverage of the Flint, Michigan crisis has started to die down the health concerns associated with elevated lead levels in water still exist. For more information about the true story associated with the Flint, MI tragedy the PBS, NOVA video, Poisoned Water provides an in depth view into how the lead in […]

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