Water resources

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

Over the past five years, public water systems and owners of private wells in New Hampshire have faced unprecedented challenges. Poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have contaminated hundreds of wells for public water systems and thousands of private wells throughout the entire state, especially in the southern population centers. Droughts of varying degrees of magnitude have been declared in five out of the last seven years. The health threats posed by arsenic, manganese and lead moved policy makers to implement new standards and approaches to deal with these contaminants.

WIN WITH WATER: It’s a Dirty Job, But Someone’s Got to do it!

When you stop to think about it, the importance of water is undeniable. From the water we use to make our coffee in the morning to the water we brush our teeth with at bedtime- water touches every aspect of our lives. Luckily for us, we don’t need to think about it much. In New Hampshire, water plentifully surrounds us in our lakes, rivers, and oceans. Our taps run and our toilets flush. There are professionals out there whose job is to make sure you don’t have to think about these things. So far, this series has touched on the people who provide the water.

Win with Water Campaign

Drinking Water - A Local and Beneficial Resource

In New Hampshire, public water is a very local affair, and your involvement is a great way to enhance your personal wellbeing and community connections.  This article demonstrates public water’s local nature, and how being involved with your water system can be as refreshing as a cold drink on a hot day.

Win with Water: A Day Without Water – Why Care and What to Do?

Clean, reliable, and affordable water is the foundation of modern society and public health.  Nationwide, drinking and wastewater infrastructure contributes 20% of our economic growth and is considered one of the greatest public health benefits of the 20th century.  Roughly 700,000 New Hampshi

Investing in Water & Wastewater Infrastructure for Long-Term Benefits for New Hampshire Webinar

Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the State of New Hampshire has allocated the Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) $50 million to put towards drinking water and clean water projects. NHDES is anticipating being allocated additional ARPA funding but the amount and timing is unknown right now.

2020 Land Use Law Conference

Full day virtual conference for municipal land use officials including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers and public works personnel. Presentations will focus on the legal authority and procedures these land use boards must understand with content structured to be beneficial to both novice and experienced municipal officials.

New Hampshire’s Water Assets Under Pressure: Public Drinking Water Systems

This is the first of a four-part series focusing on the State's water infrastructure: public drinking water, wastewater, storm water and dams. Each article will spotlight a municipal system; address critical needs of that infrastructure system; and outline funding sources available to municipalities today that may be used to maintain and sustain these critically important infrastructure systems.