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For Immediate Release
January 12, 2022


Jim Martin
(603) 271-3710

Rene Pelletier named new NHDES Water Division Director

Concord, NH – At their meeting today, Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council, by unanimous vote, confirmed the appointment of Rene Pelletier to serve as the Director of the Water Division at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). Rene has 48 years of experience with NHDES, during which he has worked in all water related programs at the Department and its predecessor, the Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission (1973 to 1987). For the past ten years, Rene has served as the Assistant Director of the Water Division.

Rene holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional geologist. “His integrity and personal qualities and skills have contributed immensely to important and fundamental improvements at NHDES,” said NHDES Commissioner Bob Scott. “Rene’s extensive technical expertise coupled with his strong working relationships with our legislative leaders, municipal officials, environmental groups and other stakeholders have served him well over his years and will continue to greatly contribute to his ability to guide the Water Division into the future.”