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Water Tax Draws Crowd 

The prospect of a one cent tax on water brought a crowd to the state house on Tuesday.The bill would impose a penny per gallon tax on water pumped from springs and other sources here in Maine.Out of state water bottlers wouldn’t have to pay it.Nearly one hundred opponents of the bill showed up in Augusta to let their feelings be known. Most of them work for the Poland Spring water company.They say the new law would discourage Poland Spring from growing its business in Maine.It’s estimated the penny tax would cost Poland Spring seven-million dollars each year.