NEW GLOUCESTER — A ceremony to mark the official opening of the new public water system to Upper Gloucester will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend.

The New Gloucester Water District system will provide safe drinking water and fire protection to 48 homes and businesses, and reduce insurance costs to encourage local economic growth in Upper Gloucester.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, a Cumberland County Community Development block grant and the town of New Gloucester funded the $2.3 million project. Representatives from those entities will be in attendance.

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