- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SACO, Maine (AP) - A Maine water utility district has announced plans to invest $8.7 million next year to replace its aging infrastructure.

The Maine Water Company said Monday that nearly $5 million is designated to replace aging water mains and other components in the distribution systems it maintains.

Maine Water will spend nearly $2 million for the design and permitting of a new water treatment facility near the Saco River in Biddeford.

President Judy Wallingford says the new facility will replace one that was built in 1884. The new facility will have expandable capacity to serve the growing region.

Maine Water serves 32,000 customers in more than 20 communities statewide.

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