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The Portland Water District replaced an aging conduit from Sebago Lake to "provide the entire population between Biddeford and Brunswick with water for the next hundred years." A new intake was built deeper into the lake so water delivery wouldn't be disrupted when the lake was low. The construction started in July 1926 and was estimated at $350,000.
The December 9th edition of the "Portland Evening Express" devoted a full-page article to the project.
About This Item
- Title: Water district construction, Sebago Lake, 1924
- Creation Date: 1924
- Subject Date: 1924
- Local Name: Sebago Lake
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 11 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9374
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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