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July 27, 2018

Poland Spring selects Lincoln for water source

Photo / Mainebiz archives
Photo / Mainebiz archives
Poland Spring has signed a contract with the Lincoln Water District to buy water from the town's Bella Luna spring.

Poland Spring has signed a contract with the Lincoln Water District to buy water from the town's Bella Luna spring.

The Bangor Daily News reported the water will be distributed by tanker to Poland Spring bottling plants. The selection involved exploration, detailed testing to meet government regulations and construction of a load station.

In May 2017, Lincoln Water District Superintendent Jeff Day told Maine Public that the district could easily support Poland Spring, noting that the shuttered Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC paper mill, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2015, had used 175 million gallons of water annually for decades. Nestlé-owned Poland Spring also explored locations in Chester, Fryeburg, Greenbush, Howland, Passadumkeag and Rumford.

A report released last December said that Poland Spring's total economic impact on the state of Maine in 2016 amounted to more than $390 million in sales for Maine companies, supporting the equivalent of more than 2,300 full-time jobs with income totaling nearly $120 million. Collectively, these activities generated more than $21 million in tax and fee revenue for Maine state and local governments.

It also employed 860 people who live in more than 100 Maine cities and towns, paying more than $49 million in annual salaries and benefits.

In May, Nestlé Waters North America announced that the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted its motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit by 11 individuals alleging its Poland Spring Water Co.'s water collection sites are not from spring water.

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