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October 4, 2016

Poland Spring seeing impact from drought

Maine's ongoing drought conditions are causing Poland Spring to transport its water from more distant sources in the Rangeley area.

Thomas Brennan, Poland Spring's senior natural resources manager, told Maine Public that dropping groundwater levels at a Hollis aquifer, home of the water company's largest bottling plant, and its spring in Poland has caused the company to truck in water from the Rangeley area and ramp up bottling at a Kingfield plant to 24/7.

"We could see it coming and we could see over the winter that there wasn't a lot of snow. And we know from experience when you don't have snowpack and you don't have spring rains like happened this year, you need to take steps to protect the business," Brennan told Maine Public.

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