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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

DES to Award Pittsfield Grant for Piloting Innovative Alternative Septage Treatment
Award Ceremony August 1 in Pittsfield
DATE: July 27, 2006
CONTACT: Ray Gordon, (603) 271-3571 and Pat Hannon (603) 271-2758

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will award the first grant from the newly created state septage disposal grant program, referred to as the State Aid Grant Plus (SAG Plus). The award ceremony will recognize the leadership efforts of the town of Pittsfield and recognize the importance of innovative alternative technologies to increase the state’s septage disposal capacity, and to protect the New Hampshire’s water resources.

The Town of Pittsfield will receive $33,504, equaling 50% of eligible costs incurred for conducting a pilot study for an innovative alternative septage treatment. The 2-year study, which also involved a public/private partnership, resulted in the town’s wastewater treatment plant being able to significantly increase its septage disposal capacity. Information regarding the award ceremony is below:

What: DES Septage Grant Presentation to the Town of Pittsfield
When: August 1, 2006; 5:00 p.m.
Where: Pittsfield Town Hall, 85 Main Street, Pittsfield (directions provided below)

New Hampshire currently has a deficit of septage disposal capacity. The SAG Plus was created through the efforts of the Septage Task Force and the New Hampshire Legislature as a proactive method of creating much needed additional disposal capacity (more than 25% of NH’s septage is disposed at out-of-state facilities). All NH municipalities have a statutory responsibility to provide or assure access to septage disposal for their residents.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Ray Gordon, Septage Coordinator for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services at (603) 271-3571.

Directions to Pittsfield Town Hall from Concord
Take Route 4 East to the Epsom Traffic Circle turn onto Route 28 North
Follow Route 28 North into Pittsfield about 5.4 Miles
Take a right onto Concord Hill Road Travel along it for 1 mile
Cross the River onto Main Street Town Hall should be about a ¼ of a mile on Left
Town Hall is an old Brick School House

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