The following is a list of active applications that have been submitted to the Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Program pursuant to RSA 485-C:21, Approval for Large Groundwater Withdrawals for withdrawals from groundwater of 57,600 gallons or more in any 24-hour period from a well or wells installed after July 1998. Active permit applications are those that are currently under review by DES or are pending a response from an applicant and have not yet expired. Please contact Christine Bowman at (603) 271-8866 or [email protected] for more information about a specific permit application.
The general process for applying for a large groundwater withdrawal permit consists of the following: submitting a preliminary application to DES; conducting a withdrawal testing and impact assessment program after the preliminary application is approved by DES; and submitting a final report to DES that includes all of the observations made during the withdrawal testing program and an assessment of the effects of the proposed withdrawal on water users and water-dependant natural resources in consideration of the adverse impact criteria defined in RSA 485-C:21, V-c. Application requirements are specified in Env-Wq 403 Large Groundwater Withdrawals. Information on the timeline for public input on a preliminary application or final report is summarized in fact sheet Large Groundwater Withdrawals Approval and Notification Requirements (Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-22-11).
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|Community Water System Withdrawals|
(gallons per day)
|Dover||Dover Water Department||288,000||FR|
|Hooksett||Manchester Water Works||7,150,000||PAA|
|Madbury||Portsmouth Water Works||720,000||PA|
|Merrimack||Merrimack Village District||432,000||FR|
|Raymond||Raymond Water Department||360,000||FR|
1 The Requested Withdrawal Volume provided in the tables above represents the maximum withdrawal volume requested in the applicant’s preliminary application.
2 The Application Status codes used in the tables above are defined as follows:
PA: Preliminary application submitted; currently under review by DES.
PAA: Preliminary application approved by DES.
FR: Final report submitted; currently under review by DES.
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