Protecting Maine’s Sources of Drinking Water & Safeguarding Our Communities

Help protect Maine’s clean water and vibrant communities by standing with the Clean Water & Safe Communities Coalition. Take action and learn more about how investing in clean water will protect Maine’s quality of life for future generations.

Clean Water

Nothing is more important than having clean water to drink. Investing in clean water and infrastructure can protect our communities and will help keep pollution out of our rivers, lakes and streams and protect the quality of our drinking water supplies. We have the knowledge and technology to stop the flow of pollution that contaminates local rivers and our coastline.

There are simple, low-cost natural steps we can take that scientists and engineers tell us will have a major impact on keeping sources of drinking water clean. Putting solutions in place now will save money and improve the health of our rivers and coasts.

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Creating Jobs

Much of our road infrastructure has been built to standards more than 50 years old. Transportation and community planners say that replacing and upgrading stream crossings is a top priority to keep roads passable.

Investing in clean water and infrastructure improvements will provide jobs in construction, engineering, transportation and tourism that are needed today – and in the future. By building better and smarter we can give a boost to our local economies and maintain our quality of life. These investments will also help farmers to install efficient, new systems to water their fields while continuing to grow valuable crops. We can do all of this while protecting the places we love for recreation – our lakes, our rivers, our streams and our coast.

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Maine's Fish & Wildlife

Maine possesses a bounty of natural resources and outdoor recreation activities that are supported by clean water, protected lands and abundant wildlife. Protecting these natural areas can provide greater access to hunting and fishing areas while preserving resources that make our economy strong. We have the technology, skills and science to stop the flow of pollutants into our rivers, lakes and streams and now only need the resources to make it happen.

We have the technology, skills and science to bolster our wild fish and game populations and to stop the flow of pollutants into our rivers, lakes and streams. Now we only need the resources to make it happen.

Nothing is more important than sources of clean drinking water to future generations, but investing in our outdoors will also help preserve our rich sporting traditions that help make Maine a great place to raise our children and grandchildren.

Protecting Taxpayers

Safeguarding our quality of life while saving money.

To keep our drinking water clean and our communities safe from major storms and droughts, we need to make choices about how to spend our next dollar. By planning ahead and managing growth, we can protect Maine’s character.

Investing in building upgraded pipes under roads and using new paving techniques while conserving land along lakes, rivers and streams and our sources of groundwater, will help communities save much more than if they were to build new filtration systems. In fact, the value of current infrastructure to manage public water supplies can be as much as 10 times higher than what it would cost to conserve all of the land that provides both water quality and flood control benefits in Maine.