LD 1643/ Public Law chapter 452
Work Group - Review of Ground Water Regulations 2005-2006
April 14, 2006
9:00 AM - Noon
Pine Tree State Arboretum
153 Hospital Street
Augusta, Maine


Goal for this meeting: Review several options for a watershed approach to water resources management. Develop consensus on options to move forward.

 8:45    Arrival, coffee and refreshments.

 9:00    Review of charge to this group. (Marvinney)

 9:20    Review of Freeport water supply example. (Knowlton)

Questions to consider:

  • What should the state's role be in addressing multi-town water issues?
  • What should be the extent of local authority?
  • Should large withdrawals come under NRPA?

 9:45    Review of watershed management options document. (Marvinney)

  • This chart summarizes two options that might be considered opposite ends of a continuum of possibilities. We hope to complete the middle column with what we might propose in each category (or additional categories), either drawing from the other two columns, or from other sources.

11:30    Summary

11:45    Next steps - future meetings. Note that at our current rate, we have 4 meetings remaining before forwarding recommendations to the Land & Water Resources Council.

Last updated on June 30, 2006