SOUTHWEST HARBOR—In an effort to address a problem with trihalomethane in the water line, at their meeting last week, members of the water and sewer district board of trustees agreed to a pilot study.
“The plant’s not running to the point where we’ve got good information,” said district manager Steve Kenney. “We have to come up with a game plan that satisfies the state. This study will help us look at all the options we have.”
The district received a 50/50 grant from the state revolving fund community development program that will pay for half. It was unclear where the matching funds from the district would come from to fund the study. Kenney suggested money from a district reserve fund.
“We may have to raise rates to do it,” said board member Ben ‘Lee’ Worcester.