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Information on Disinfection Byproducts

Information on Disinfection Byproducts Q: What is Done to Disinfect Drinking Water Supplies? To protect drinking water from disease-causing organisms, or pathogens, water suppliers often add a disinfectant, such as chlorine, to drinking water. A chlorine disinfectant similar to bleach is used to disinfect the water in the Sugarloaf system. Q: What are Disinfection Byproducts? Disinfectants can...

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2018 SWA Letter to Members Re:New Tank Project

Hello, In October of 2017, the Sugarloaf Water Association board presented the proposed water storage tank project that was recommended in the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan update. To recap from last year’s meeting, the plan calls for additional water storage in order to meet peak demand periods and to reduce the reliance on the Carrabassett River, especially during snowmaking operations and to...

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Notice of Standard Maximum Contaminate Level (MCL) Violation

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Drinking Water Contains High Levels of Disinfection By-Products NOTICE OF STANDARD MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION  The Sugarloaf Water Association, PWSID: ME0091690, water system recently violated drinking water standards. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do...

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2017 Consumer Confidence Report

We are pleased to post our 2017 Consumer Confidence Report. Every year, each community water system must produce a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and distribute it to their consumers by July 1st. As of January 3rd, 2013, the EPA is allowing community water systems to distribute their CCR’s electronically. The Sugarloaf Water Association has opted to post our CCR to our website, and notify...

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2016 Consumer Confidence Report

We are pleased to post our 2016 Consumer Confidence Report. Every year, each community water system must produce a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and distribute it to their consumers by July 1st. As of January 3rd, 2013, the EPA is allowing community water systems to distribute their CCR’s electronically. The Sugarloaf Water Association has opted to post our CCR to our website, and notify...

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Fall 2016 Water Main Flushing

Monday, October 14th through Friday, October 18th 2016 The Sugarloaf Water Association’s flushing program cleans minerals out of the water distribution system. Minerals, such as iron and manganese, build up inside water pipes over time and need to be flushed out to protect the pipelines and maintain high drinking water standards. Water main flushing, similar to the process of power washing...

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