Water and waste in Wiscasset

The town of Wiscasset, Maine, recently replaced the water main on Federal Street, tearing up the street in the process. Although thisproject may have inconvenienced guests to the Nickels-Sortwell House, it provided Historic New England’s property care team an opportunity to make improvements.

Working cooperatively with thetown, we upgraded our own waste and water lines running from the street into thehouse, and added capacity for future improvements such as public bathrooms. This project saved us the cost of opening up the road ourselves in the future.

Please considersupporting this and other essential preservation projects by donating to the PreservationMaintenance Fund.