Ribbon cutting ceremony for construction milestone
The Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Interconnection Project met a significant construction milestone with the completion of the Manchester Road Pump Station. The Pump Station is critical to increase the Town of Derry’s flow capacity from the Manchester Water Works, which is required to deliver 1 million gallons per day now, and up to 3.13 million gallons per day in the future, to downstream water recipients to address groundwater contamination and supply issues.
The Towns receiving the water include Windham, Salem, and Plaistow, and Hampstead Area Water Company’s services in the Towns of Atkinson and Hampstead. The project received funding from both the MtBE Settlement Funds and the New Hampshire Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund (DWGTF). These funds were established to address groundwater contamination using money from settlements and lawsuits with the companies that produced MtBE, a gasoline additive.