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Governor to Ceremonially Sign Water Bond Bill Sponsored by Phil Bartlett

May 23, 2008

Governor John Baldacci will hold a ceremonial bill signing for LD 2169, “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Drinking Water Management and Wastewater Management.” on Tuesday May 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the Governor’s office.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Philip Bartlett ( D-Cumberland County ), authorizes a $3.4 million bond for drinking- and waste-water management that will yield a five-to-one federal match. If voters approve the measure in November, Maine will receive $17 million in matching federal funds to keep our water clean.

“This bond is a win-win for Maine ,” Senator Bartlett said. “It will enable us to use federal money for projects that are desperately needed for the safety of our waste and drinking water systems. Without this bond the entire cost of these projects would be borne by the people of Maine .”

For more information, call Senator Bartlett’s office at 287-1515.