For Immediate Release
Posted: January 10, 2023

Contact

Jim Martin
(603) 271-3710

More than $18.6 million awarded for drinking water, wastewater and other projects

Funding provided by American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to New Hampshire Communities

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council, at recent meetings, have approved multiple projects, in a combination of grant and loan funds, for needed drinking water and wastewater system improvements, totaling more than $18.6 million. NHDES provided the funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund (DWGTF), the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). NHDES has offered over $150 million in funding for more than 260 projects, which are in the process of finalizing their proposals to NHDES for submission to the Governor and Executive Council for approval. More information about the projects that have recently been approved is below:

Alphabetical list of cities, towns, or entities receiving funds:

Hampton - Clean Water Infrastructure:

  • ARPA Grant: $1,840,000
  • CWSRF Loan: $13,860,000
  • Total project cost: $15,700,000

Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District - Drinking Water Infrastructure:

  • ARPA Grant: $1,169,600;
  • DWSRF Loan: $235,000;
  • DWGTF Grant: $200,000;
  • DWGTF Loan: $1,000,000;
  • Total project cost: $2,604,600

Whispering Brook Homeowners Association, Bartlett – Drinking Water Infrastructure:

  • ARPA Grant: $60,000
  • DWSRF Loan: $240,000
  • Total project cost: $300,000

Background:
ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill to speed up the United States’ recovery from the economic health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant recession. The Act defines eligible uses of the state and local funding, including responding to public health emergencies, responding to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 emergency, providing revenue relief to states and making investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.  

For more information regarding infrastructure funding programs such as ARPA and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) being administered by NHDES, visit the NHDES Infrastructure Funding website.

For more information, please contact Ted Diers, NHDES Assistant Water Division Director, at theodore.e.diers@des.nh.gov and (603) 271-2951.