An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Ensure Clean Water and Safe Communities (2014)

Maine’s water resources are critical assets that support our economy and quality of life. Recognizing this, the legislature approved a $10 million bond to help manage our state’s water resources, protect clean drinking water sources, help communities safeguard themselves against extreme storms and flooding, and restore our fisheries. The bond will be used for natural infrastructure, including conserving drinking water aquifers and lakes; and built infrastructure, including culvert replacement and storm water management projects. The bond became law without the Governor’s signature. The bond will go before the voters for approval on November 4, 2014.