Aroostook EMA issues no contact order for two County rivers

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine - UPDATE: Aroostook Emergency Management Deputy Director John Gibson says the pump station in Fort Kent is back online.

Water samples have been taken and the Maine DEP should have the results midday tomorrow.


The Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency has issued a no contact order for the Fish River and Saint John River from Fort Kent to the Canadian border.

Officials are warning people not to drink water from these rivers, eat fish or vegetation caught or picked near the rivers, or have physical contact with the waters.

Due to a power outage in Fort Kent, officials say untreated waste water must be diverted into the Fish River.

Contamination will occur downstream and into the Saint John river.