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Maine Sewage Treatment Facilities Construction, Question 3 (1987)

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The Maine Sewage Treatment Facilities Construction Bond Issue, also known as Question 3, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $8.3 million in bonds for the construction of sewage treatment facilities throughout the state.[2][3]


In 1986, a legislatively-referred bond question provided $12 million in bonds for sewer treatment facilities.[1]


In 1988, a legislatively-referred bond question issued $12 million in bonds for sewerage facilities construction. In 1989, another issue of $4.4 million was approved for similar purposes. [1]

Election results

Maine Question 3 (1987)
Approveda Yes 217,274 56.63%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $8,300,000 for construction of sewage treatment facilities in communities throughout the State? [4]

Media editorial positions


  • Bangor Daily News said,

This bond issue, like its predecessors, represents a clear-cut choice between continued dumping of raw sewage into rivers, lakes and streams and collectively coming up with the money to get the treatment job. [4]

—Bangor Daily News Editorial [5]

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