H20 for ME, Maine's Water Dividend Trust

Fortune Magazine dubbed water the “oil of the 21st century”1

Comparison - Oil Industry versus Water Industry
  Oil Percentage2 Oil Costs5 Water Percentage without tax Water Costs without tax6 Water Percentage with tax Water Costs with tax7
Processing and Packaging 19.0% $0.33 3.0%3 $0.10 3.0% $0.10
Distribution and Marketing 9.0% $0.16 97.0% $3.88 92.0% $3.68
Taxes 26.0% $0.45 0.0% $0.00 5.0% $0.20
Raw Materials 46.0% $0.81 0.001%4 $0.0058 0.001% $0.0059
Current Legislation Capital Costs for Oil and Water Industries