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Is Your Well Running Dry?

For homeowners whose wells are running dry, there are several programs that can assist with the cost of having a well drilled.

USDA Rural Development

Rural Development has a Loan/Grant program called Section 504 that can be used for home improvements including a new well.

Presque Isle
Originating loans and grants in Aroostook, northern Penobscot and Washington Counties
Sean E. Thibeau
Area Specialist, Single Family Housing
Telephone: (207) 764-4157 ext. 4

Bangor
Originating loans and grants in Hancock, part of Penobscot and Waldo Counties
Glenn D. Blair
Area Specialist, Single Family Housing
Telephone: (207) 990-3676 ext. 319

Originating loans and grants in Knox, part of Penobscot, Piscataquis and Somerset Counties
Amanda G. Burke
Area Specialist, Single Family Housing
Telephone: (207) 990-3676 ext. 319

Scarborough
Originating loans and grants in Oxford and York (west of I-95) Counties
Wendy A. Palmer
Area Specialist, Single Family Housing
Telephone: (207) 883-0159 ext. 4 then press 4 when menu starts

Originating loans and grants in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec and Cumberland (west of I-95) Counties
Jessie L. Archer
Area Specialist, Single Family Housing
Telephone: (207) 883-0159 ext. 4 then press 4 when menu starts

Originating loans and grants in Cumberland (east of I-95), Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York (east of I-95) Counties
John R. Darling
Area Specialist, Single Family Housing
Telephone: (207) 883-0159 ext. 4 then press 4 when menu starts
john.darling@me.usda.gov

Another source for assistance is the Maine State Housing Authority's Home Repair Program.