Water Infrastructure Investment

Workgroup Information

Primary Contacts

In Aroostook County:

Jay Kamm, Joella Theriault

In Washington County:

Judy East

With an emphasis on modernizing aging infrastructure, this task has a focus of safe drinking water for all residents of region.

Desired Outcomes

  • A plan to provide safe drinking water to all residents of the region
  • Assist municipalities with understanding where alternative septic systems could be used to foster in-fill and low impact development
  • Alignment of federal planning and investment resources that mirror the local and regional strategies for achieving sustainable communities

Progress to Date

With assistance from RCAP Solutions GROWashington-Aroostook has completed:

Most municipalities throughout the Washington and Aroostook county region lack the funds or the ratepayer base to build or support centralized sewage disposal systems. Yet many towns need to correct sewage problems and/or seek to allow growth in existing villages. With financial and technical support from the Maine Coastal Program and the Maine Drinking Water Program, GROWashington-Aroostook has created an on-line resource: