Plumbing in the News: Aging Maine Town Offers Reward For Plumber

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(Reuters) – When the only plumber in remote Jackman, Maine, retired, leaving the town’s 862 people with no alternative nearer than 50 miles (80 km) away, things got desperate enough that the town offered a $2,000 scholarship for anyone willing to learn the trade and stay.

“It can sometimes take weeks until we can find someone to respond,” said local school principal Denise Plante. “And it can be worse in spring when plumbers are busy opening up lake camps and cottages.”

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