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Input needed on Jay Sewer project survey

JAY - The Town of Jay is applying for grant funding from the Maine DEP to offset costs related to the North Jay Sewer project. Eligibility for this funding is based in part on the median income level of the households that would benefit from the project. Unfortunately, updated and valid income information does not exist for the Town of Jay sewer user population. Maine Rural Water Association, an independent 3rd party, has agreed to perform an income survey. Be assured that your individual information will remain confidential, as MRW will only report aggregate information to the grant funders. Individual information will be held at MRW and destroyed at the end of this application cycle.

We are asking that citizens please take a moment to fill out and return the survey that they receive in the mail in the coming weeks. The survey asks for the number of people that live in the household and the total income earned by all people living there. If MRW does not receive a response, they will be in Jay, going house to house collecting surveys, between January 7-25, 2019. Their representatives will have proper identification displayed at all times.

Your cooperation is critical to obtaining this grant funding. Without your help, the total cost of the project will be borne by the Town, which may result in higher taxes and sewer rates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mark Holt, Sewer Superintendent at jsewer@jay-maine.org or 645-4246 or Alex Wong at MRW awong@mainerwa.org or 841-9488.

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