Brunswick issues ultimatum to owner of mobile home park over inadequate water supplyPortland Press Herald January 3, 2018
Stephen Langsdorf, attorney for the town of Brunswick, sent a letter to the owners of a large mobile home park demanding they address ongoing water supply issues which have become a public health concern. He called the failure to provide adequate water to residents "both a breach of the covenant of habitability under Maine law and is a public health issue." As a result, the owners of the mobile home park will be drilling a third well to service residents.
- Brunswick town attorney demands solution to mobile home park water problem, WCSH 6
- Brunswick officials arrange for emergency water shipments to mobile home park, Portland Press Herald
- New well under construction at water-starved Brunswick mobile home park, The Forecaster
- 'Long Term' solution delayed in Brunswick water crisis, The Forecaster
- Maine mobile home park residents weigh lawsuit over water problems, Bangor Daily News
“This is an extremely serious situation that the Town refuses to take lightly. It is critically important that swift and aggressive action is taken to remedy the situation,” Langsdorf said in a statement. “We would prefer to work collaboratively with the Bay Bridge Estates but the Town is also willing to take action afforded to it under the law to ensure that this need – one of the most basic human necessities – is met. And with the weather forecast bearing down on us, there is little time to spare.”
Langsdorf’s letter said the town would step in and provide water if the park owners failed to do so, and would take legal action to recover the town’s costs.