April 07, 2020
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USDA investing in coastal Maine sewer improvements

Courtesy of Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation
Courtesy of Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation
Boothbay Harbor.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine — The federal government’s providing money for a project to upgrade aging sewer infrastructure in one of Maine’s coastal communities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District will receive a $254,000 grant and $596,000 loan to replace about 2,000 feet of sewer lines and extend a main. The work will improve services to residents of Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and Southport.

The USDA says the extension will allow more residents to connect to a public sewer system.

Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree, who represents the area, says the investment “will ensure Boothbay Harbor’s wastewater is handled efficiently and safely for years to come and will help the town to make overdue improvements.”

The money’s part of $201 million the USDA is providing for rural water improvements in 31 states.

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