Mills Administration Awards $22 Million from Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to 20 Wastewater Facilities to Improve Wastewater Infrastructure | Office of Governor Janet T. Mills – Maine.gov

by | Jul 25, 2022 | Jobs

New grants will support projects that protect public health, create jobs and reduce costs on taxpayersDuring a visit to the town of Rumford today, Governor Janet Mills announced that she is awarding $22 million through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to twenty wastewater treatment facilities serving 27 communities across Maine to accelerate vital wastewater infrastructure projects.

“Maintaining our water and sewer infrastructure across the state of Maine is critical to preserving our clean water, to protecting public health, and to reducing costs for taxpayers,” said Governor Mills. “These new grants will help water and sewer districts across the state speed up maintenance projects for the next four years, creating jobs, cutting costs, and preserving service for the communities that rely on them.”

“Maintaining the high quality of Maine’s water is essential to the “Maine brand”, our quality of life, a healthy environment, and a strong economy,” said Melanie Loyzim, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. “The funding of these clean water projects through the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan will ensure Maine will continue to be known for having some of the best water quality in the country.”

Governor Mills announced the one-time grants, administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, at the Rumford Town Hall. The Rumford-Mexico Sewerage District was awarded a $1 million grant to make significant improvements to its wastewater treatment facility …

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