water infrastructure

New Hampshire Stream Crossing Replacement Prioritization

Stream crossings (i.e. culverts and bridges) play a pivotal role in connecting human and wildlife communities, with roughly 20,000 structures dotting New Hampshire alone. Many of these crossings are aged or failed, exacerbating stream fragmentation and flooding risks, yet resources to manage these assets are often limited and scattered across stakeholders.

Local Solutions to the State’s Housing Crisis Webinar Series: Attracting Developers

This roundtable discussion will focus on the factors, conditions, and incentives which attract developers to propose new housing developments in a community and the barriers which keep them away.

  • Jack Franks, President & CEO, Avanru Development Group Ltd.
  • John Randolph, Owner, GSD Construction
  • Maggie Randolph, Architect, GSD Studios
  • Kara LaSalle, Real Estate Development Director, Lakes Region Community Developers

Local Solutions to the State’s Housing Crisis Webinar Series: YIMBYism - A Different Approach to Development

This presentation will focus on how two different communities worked to not only change their zoning ordinances, but also their approaches to development, focusing more on working with applicants to help them fit their proposals to their respective zoning ordinance.

  • Bryce Kaw-uh, City of Manchester, Planning Board Chair
  • Bart McDonough, Town of Newmarket, Planning & Community Development Director

Local Solutions to the State’s Housing Crisis Webinar Series: The Intersection of Development and Clean Water

This presentation will discuss the Town of Enfield’s efforts to provide additional opportunities for development while also balancing water quality issues.

  • Brandon Kernen, NH DES, Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau Administrator
  • Rob Taylor, Town of Enfield, Land Use and Community Development Administrator

Will New Hampshire Soon See Its First Stormwater Utility?


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Fifteen years after New Hampshire state law allowed towns and cities to form their own stormwater utilities, not a single municipality has successfully enacted one.

Get The Lead Out: Significant New Funding Available to Remove Lead from Drinking Water

It is well known that lead is highly toxic and harmful to people—especially to children and pregnant women—and that there are no safe levels of lead. Unfortunately, outdated and aging drinking water infrastructure in the U.S., and in New Hampshire, can be a source of lead exposure, threatening the health of children and adults who consume it.

Win with Water: Good Water Policy Requires Sound Science

Water is the source of life as we know it.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered with water, and our bodies are made of a similar percentage of this wondrous compound.  For millennia, our ancestors drank from streams, pools, springs, and puddles, often falling sick or dying from unseen contaminants.  Through trial and error, we learned which sources were safe and which were hazardous, but not until the mid-1800s, during yet another London cholera epidemic, did scientists clearly connect sanitation and waterborne disease.

Ensuring Adequate Water Supplies for the Next Century

The information contained in this article is not intended as legal advice and may no longer be accurate due to changes in the law. Consult NHMA’s legal services or your municipal attorney.

This article will help you learn some steps required to ensure a sustainable supply of clean, safe, and affordable drinking water, continuing a century-old tradition of service that water professionals are proud to provide.

WIN WITH WATER: Drinking Water Systems, Communities and New Hampshire Lead to Nation to Overcome Unprecedented Challenges and Create Opportunities

The information contained in this article is not intended as legal advice and may no longer be accurate due to changes in the law. Consult NHMA's legal services or your municipal attorney.

Funding Essential Community and Municipal Projects - USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is a federal agency focused on the needs of rural communities. USDA-RD offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing; health care; first responder services and equipment; and water, electric and communications infrastructure. It also provides technical assistance to help cities and towns undertake community empowerment programs.