Winter Harbor Receives $400,000 for Water Projects

WINTER HARBOR — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Winter Harbor a $280,000 grant and a $120,000 loan for improvements to its town-owned water system, according to U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine).


The funding will be used to replace about 900 feet of more than century-old, 2-inch galvinized water pipe on Forest Avenue with 8-inch ductile iron pipe and two new hydrants. The existing pipe is susceptible to breaks and freezing.

Michaud said the new water main will benefit the existing 263 customers on the system and will be installed away from the sewer main to reduce the potential for contamination.

“Decaying water systems pose a risk to public health and environmental standards,” said Michaud. “These USDA investments are critical to water system modernization efforts in our state.”

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