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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Current List of Active Applications for Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permits

The following is a list of active applications that have been submitted to the Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Program pursuant to RSA 485-C:21, Approval for Large Groundwater Withdrawals for withdrawals from groundwater of 57,600 gallons or more in any 24-hour period from a well or wells installed after July 1998. Active permit applications are those that are currently under review by NHDES or are pending a response from an applicant and have not yet expired. Please contact Andrew Koff at (603) 271-8866 or for more information about a specific permit application.

The general process for applying for a large groundwater withdrawal permit consists of the following: submitting a preliminary application to NHDES; conducting a withdrawal testing and impact assessment program after the preliminary application is approved by NHDES; and submitting a final report to NHDES that includes all of the observations made during the withdrawal testing program and an assessment of the effects of the proposed withdrawal on water users and water-dependant natural resources in consideration of the adverse impact criteria defined in RSA 485-C:21, V-c. Application requirements are specified in Env-Wq 403 Large Groundwater Withdrawals. Information on the timeline for public input on a preliminary application or final report is summarized in fact sheet Large Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Process Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-22-15).

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Community Water System Withdrawals
Town Applicant Requested
(gallons per day)
Dover Dover Water Department 288,000 FR
Hampstead Hampstead Area Water Company 230,400 FR
Hampton Aquarion Water/NH 1,224,000 FR
Holderness Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District 864,000 PA
Hooksett Manchester Water Works 7,150,000 FR


1 The Requested Withdrawal Volume provided in the tables above represents the maximum withdrawal volume requested in the applicant’s preliminary application.

2 The Application Status codes used in the tables above are defined as follows:

PA: Preliminary application submitted; currently under review by NHDES.
PAA: Preliminary application approved by NHDES.
FR: Final report submitted; currently under review by NHDES.



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