The people of Maine have invested millions of dollars of their own money to ensure Maine has pristine drinking water. Every Mainer who has a septic
system or pays taxes and fees for public water contributes to our clean water. It is a source of pride in which we can all share.
But giant corporations from out of state and even out of the country believe they can just come into Maine and take our water without fair compensation. In essence, they are trying to take our investment without giving a fair return.
It's time to put a stop to that. Our water is precious. We have invested in it and, at retail, a gallon of our water can cost more than a gallon of gasoline.
When water bottlers from across the land or across the ocean want to truck Maine water out of the state at a huge profit, they are going to have to pay Maine people a FAIR RETURN on their investment.
As governor, Pat LaMarche will see that you get a fair return on your investment. Pat LaMarche: Common Sense Leadership for Maine!
Here is what Pat has to say in her new TV ad:
Maine water — clean, delicious, and safe.
Our water isn't this way by accident.
Everyone who pays a sewer bill or maintains a septic system has become part of a multi-million dollar effort to maintain this valuable resource.
But a giant company from away is taking our water and not paying a reasonable fee for it.
Like the folks in Alaska use their oil resources to lower their taxes and pay for their children's education, we Mainers can do the same.
I'm Pat LaMarche.
- See Pat's ad about lowering your property taxes through her commonsense healthcare plan.