ORONO - Water quality was behind a town hall style meeting at Orono High School Tuesday night.
The Orono-Veazie Water District held a community conversation after water samplings came back with high levels of trihalomethanes.
The Environmental Protection Agency allows for 80 parts per billion of THMs. The latest test shows THM levels at 76 parts per billions in the Orono-Veazie district.
Tuesday night, a panel listened to frustrated citizens. Members of the panel say they are already taking measures to lower THM levels in the short and long run. One is to flush the pipe system more often.
Another is to find an additional water source.
In the meantime, Orono-Veazie Water District and the panel say the water is considered safe.
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.