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Aqua Maine rate hikes
  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Water company acquisition: No change anticipated

    When Aqua Maine becomes the Maine Water Company, early next year, customers will see little difference, according to Connecticut Water Company Director of Communications Dan Meaney. Connecticut Water announced July 27 that it had reached an agreement to purchase the public water utility from its parent company Aqua America, based in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The last time the company changed hands was in 1959, when ...

  • Published
    August 4, 2010

    Water rates rise as Aqua Maine completes filtration project

    A water rate increase request filed by Aqua Maine Inc. Feb. 26 with the Public Utilities Commission became effective Aug. 1. According to PUC Director of Communications Ellen DeFrees, the original request for a 23.6 percent increase was reduced to 20.95 percent during the course of the settlement negotiations. "The company was required to build the new filtration plant by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act," ...

  • Published
    March 2, 2010

    Aqua Maine files for third rate hike since 2008

    Aqua Maine Inc. filed a water rate increase request for its Camden and Rockland Division on Feb. 26 with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The request is for a 23.6 percent increase in revenue, or $1,127,000 annually. The PUC has up to nine months to review the request and make a final decision, although a decision could be made sooner. All customers will be mailed a notice of this proceeding, which outlines ...

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