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Maine Water Construction Project on Pearl Street

A message from Rockport Plant Superintendent, Michael Ames:

855 Rockland St.
Rockport, ME 04856
Tel: 1.800.287.1643

Dear Customer,

This letter is to inform you of upcoming water utility work on Pearl St. in Camden that we plan to start this fall. Scope of the project consists of replacing 1,200 feet of 6‐inch cast iron water main with 8‐inch ductile iron. It will begin at the intersection of Free St. and Pearl St. and end at the intersection of Pearl St. and Willow St. In the spring of 2023, we plan to replace additional main on Pearl St. going from Pearl/Willow St. intersection and continues west, to the entrance of Applewood Apartments.

For residents residing in the work limits of the project to be done this fall, we will be leaving the existing main in place and live as we lay new main, so there won’t be a need for temporary service lines and disruption to your water service will be minimal. However, there will be times during the project that you’ll be without water for as long as 8 hours. We will give you a 72 hour 
notice when possible and no less than 24 hours of any planned interruption in your water service. We will get you back in service just as quickly as possible.

We also want to inform you that the construction area may present hazards such as open trenches, roadway depressions or bumps that require caution. JBI Construction, our hired contractor, will have appropriate signs, barricades and lighting when needed to insure our construction zones are as 
safe as possible. However, we understand that construction zones present an unusual attraction, especially to children, and we ask you to avoid any open excavations and take all necessary precautions if you approach the project area. Traffic will be affected and may be reduced to one lane at times, or even restricted to local traffic only. We understand local schools are back in 
session and we’ll be sure to have designated sidewalk areas for children and pedestrians.

The purpose of this work is to replace the aging infrastructure on Pearl Street, and will also improve water quality and flows in the area. Feel free to call our office if you have any questions about the project. I can be reached at 1.800.287.1643 or by email at

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.

Michael Ames Superintendent
Maine Water Company

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