The Bethel Water District will receive more than $1.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help repair its water system, damaged in a July 11 deluge.

The announcement of the funding was made by Maine’s U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins, both Republicans.

The money will help the water district build a filtration plant to continue using Chapman Brook as its municipal water source, according to the senators’ announcement.

The storm dumped between 6 and 8 inches of rain on the area in 45 minutes, destroying the water system.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.