Maine’s recent drought illustrated the need to balance competing needs for water, and to protect the fish and wildlife in our lakes and rivers. Under current law, businesses that use large amounts of water, such as for irrigation or snowmaking, do not have to report it. This bill requires that beginning in December 2003 they must report their use to government agencies, although the reports will be kept confidential. The bill also requires the Board of Environmental Protection to set standards forwater levels to protect aquatic life in rivers, lakes and ponds.


Score of 100? Senator Party - District Vote
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Democrat - 124
Stephen S. StanleyDemocrat - 143
John L. TuttleDemocrat - 18


Senator Party - District Vote
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Votes / Roll Calls:

DateDescYeaNayNo VoteAbsentTotalPassedChamber
01/01/2002Roll Call200131
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Yea
Stephen S. StanleyYea
John L. TuttleAbsent