Native Americans Benefit from Federal Recovery Act 

Native American tribes in Maine will soon have improved access to drinking water.The Penobscot tribe, and the Passamaquoddy tribes of Indian Township and Pleasant Point, will all share nearly one million dollars.It comes from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Indian Health Service.The Penobscot tribe is getting $216,000.It will fund metering leak detection as well as replace some hydrants.The Passamaquoddy tribe of Indian Township is alloted $346,000.That money will be used to renovate a lift station, improving wastewater services to 50 tribal homes.And the Passamaquoddy tribe at Pleasant Point will be handed $431,000.They’ll use it to pay for a water source study benefiting more than 1,000 households. The money will also be used for a meter enclosure and leak detection project in 262 homes. The money is part of $90 million dollars being handed out nationwide.It comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.