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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: August 13, 2020
CONTACT:Jim Martin

Drinking Water Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Southern NH Regional Water Interconnection Project – Manchester Road Pump Station

Concord, N.H. – The New Hampshire Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services invite the media to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the completion of the Manchester Road Pump Station in Derry, a significant construction milestone in the Southern NH Regional Water Interconnection Project. The Manchester Road 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 the 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. These funds were established to address groundwater contamination using money from settlements and lawsuits with the companies that produced MtBE, a gasoline additive.

Project specifics and brief remarks will be provided by the following speakers: Governor Chris Sununu, and Senator Chuck Morse (R-Salem), Chairman of the NH Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission.

Event Details:
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
44 Manchester Road, Derry, NH (follow signs for parking)

The media is asked to RSVP for this event by contacting Jim Martin, NHDES Public Information Officer, at james.martin@des.nh.gov or (603) 568-9777.




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