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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Climate Resilience for Drinking Water & Wastewater
Climate change has caused the very character of New Hampshire to change over the past several decades. As our climate has changed, the state's public water systems and wastewater facilities have been affected by the associated higher air and water temperatures and more frequent and severe flooding and storms. These impacts have raised costs by affecting water quality and quantity, causing extended power outages and damaging public water system infrastructure. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for public water systems to prepare for and recover from the impacts of climate change. Owners and operators can also take steps to reduce the causes of climate change by increasing the energy efficiency of their systems. Improved energy efficiency will reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, the primary cause of climate change, as well as reduce the cost to deliver drinking water and treat wastewater.



Energy Efficiency

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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