Maine communities to get more than $1M in stimulus grants for water Projects 

Three Maine communities will receive more than $1 million in grants and loans for water treatment improvement projects. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says stimulus money will be used in 20 states to improve water quality and public sanitation services. In Maine, Norway will receive a $385,000 loan and $1.1 million grant to improve sewer system efficiency, safeguard groundwater and reduce discharges into the Little Androscoggin River. Mars Hill will receive grants of nearly $1 million to improve the water and wastewater improvements: Boothbay Harbor Sewer District will receive a $342,000 loan and $250,000 grant.