Please join the FWD Trustees on Monday July 11, 2022 at 5:15 pm at the
American Legion Building on Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 for an opportunity to hear guest speaker David Bernier, the previous Superintendent of the North Conway Water Precinct.
Mr. Bernier will speak from his position as a member of the Board of Directors for Pennichuck Water Works "which is the largest pblicly owned water district in New England". Specifically David will speak about the 2011 purchase of what was at the time a privately owned water company by the city of Nashua, N.H.
There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.
Do local laws protect our water?
The Fryeburg Land Use Ordinance (rev 2009) states that any development atop a "prime aquifer" must first complete a study of adverse affects on the aquifer before approval. The LUO is based on Fryeburg's Comprehensive Plan (rev 2014) Ch 3: Natural Resources. The Comp Plan is not law but provides guidance for law makers when writing ordinances.
Why move to public ownership?
FWD trustees believe that transparency of business practices, citizen voice and security of quality and quantity are best insured when residents and rate payers can choose who will make the decisions about expenses and income from our local aquifer. Read here about the process of remunicipalization moving toward public ownership of the town water system.
Results of FWD Election Tuesday June 14, 2022