Annual cleanup illustrates Saco River's fragile balance

SACO AND BIDDEFORD (June 1, 2009):

Robert Boilard said he feels the river, “which has taken a lot of beatings from the years back,” remains threatened and should be a top priority for state and local leaders.  Any attempts by bottled water companies such as Poland Spring to draw more resources from the aquifer should be viewed with skepticism, he asserted, because tens of thousands of people already derive their drinking water supply from the Saco River aquifer.

“That water’s more important than oil,” said Boilard.

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