AUGUSTA — The Greater Augusta Utility District will shut down a 16-inch water main in Mount Vernon Avenue between the Bond Brook Bridge and 212 Mount Vernon Ave., just south of Bond Brook Road, Tuesday.

The work is to facilitate installation of a new sanitary sewer line July 24.

Due to a related loss of water pressure in the area, customers along Mount Vernon Avenue are directed to boil all water for at least five minutes before drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, brushing teeth or any other activity involving consumption. The order shall remain in effect until water quality tests prove the water is safe to drink.

The shutdown is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Water quality test results will be completed by Wednesday afternoon.

For more information, call Brian Tarbuck at 485-2133 or the state drinking water program at 287-2070 during normal business hours.

Free admission today to Maine State Museum

AUGUSTA — Admission is free today at the Maine State Museum, in celebration of Maine’s state tree.

There will be an exhibit, talk, demonstrations and activities all focusing on the white pine, Maine’s state tree, including author and illustrator Samuel F. Manning speaking at 11 a.m.; shipbuilder Hugh Lane demonstrating traditional shipbuilding and mast-making techniques from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Maine State Museum Curator Paula Work doing tree ring readings at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.; and Maine Forest Service showing tree identification clues all day.

The Maine State Museum is located at 230 State St., in the Capitol complex.

Compiled from staff reports

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