Eastman's apology came as a result of a review of the laws which gives no power of jurisdiction over the Water District to the town of Fryeburg officials. The Fryeburg Water District is set up as a distinct quasi-municipal board with specific responsibilities to the residents of the water district and customers of the Fryeburg Water Company. Only the Water District board itself may call for a vote of dissolution.
As reported in the Daily Sun article by Damon Steer, the district brought this to a vote in 2015 and citizens voted strongly in favor of keeping the board viable and active - 299 in favor of the district and 160 opposed. The sitting board of Trustees for the Water District do not intend to call a vote again so soon after resounding support was given.