At Lamey Wellehan, our communities and those that live within them have always been our first priority. For decades, we’ve instituted many changes within our business to move in a more sustainable direction for our environment, our neighbors and more broadly, our planet. Lamey Wellehan’s first day of operation, 108 years ago, began in the twin cities. Due to that deeply rooted connection and the obligation to our environment and neighbors, we ask you to join us in the grassroots initiative of protecting Lake Auburn.
The City Council has given initial approval to rezone a section of land near Lake Auburn. Lake Auburn's high quality of water in the lake has entitled it to a filtration waiver from the EPA filtration - just one of fifty water utilities in the country and one of ten in Maine. Should the proposed development of the area (a portion of which border the shoreline of Lake Auburn) take place, the natural protection of our communities’ drinking water could be at risk. Should the EPA waiver be lifted, the burden of filtration costs will be placed on the shoulders of the taxpayers in the Lewiston/Auburn community; an unnecessary expenditure. One recent estimate put the cost of a new filtration system to be between $35 million to $45 million.
If you’d like to join us in protecting Lake Auburn, we invite you to visit our Auburn Lamey Wellehan retail store at 940 Turner Street and ask for a free lawn sign. Supplies are limited and we need to limit one sign per household. We know there are many citizens of the Lewiston/Auburn community who share the same concerns and we’d like to aid in giving everyone a means to express their desire to Protect Lake Auburn. Please note that you need to comply with state and local sign ordinances when placing your sign. Please refer to Maine Title 23, M.R.S.A., Sub Section 1913-A and Department Regulation.