An Act To Promote Testing of Drinking Water for Maine Families
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2602-A, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1991, c. 499, §3 and affected by §26, is further amended to read:
(1) The proximity of the private residential water supply to a known or suspected source of contamination;
(2) The proximity of the private residential water supply to another private well or water supply known to be contaminated;
(3) Information provided in writing to the department by a physician who has seen or treated a person and who has identified contaminated drinking water as a possible cause of the person's condition or symptoms; or
(4) Information provided by the owner or a user of the private residential water supply voluntarily or in response to questions asked by personnel of the department.
The department may shall waive all fees incurred in connection with the testing of a private residential water supply upon a showing of indigency for any household with income equal to or below 200% of the federal poverty level. For the purposes of this section, "federal poverty level" has the same meaning as in section 3762, subsection 1, paragraph C.
This bill waives the fee for testing a private residential water supply for any household with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.