NH Ranks Clean Water Stimulus Projects

Two proposed wastewater projects in Sunapee are listed on the draft priority list to Clean Water funds from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). However, neither are amongst the top-30. The proposed Perkins Pond Sewer Project ($4.37 million) was ranked at 190 out of 207 prioritized applicants. The Waster Water Treatment Facility proposal ($7.6 million) ranked 67. The New London upgrade proposal for the Sunapee wastewater facility ($5.925 million) was ranked at 148.

Amongst the top-ten prioritized applications: The Newport Guild Lagoon Closure ($2.4) ranked 6th and the Newbury Blodgett Landing WWTF upgrade ($1.1 million), 7th. Two smaller projects in New London and Unity were ranked amongst the top-30.

NHDES received hundreds of applications for ARRA funding. The state has listed on-line proposed ARRA projects and the ranking system.

The state also established a comprehensive ARRA website: nh.gov/recovery/

The NH Department of Environmental Services will explain the ranking of projects and seek public in-put at a hearing in Concord on Friday, April 3. That information is also available on-line. Public comment will be accepted until April 10.

Draft NH Clean Water SRF Priority List (pdf file 180 kb)

ARRA Clean Water Hearing Notice (pdf file 36 kb)

Related article: State DES Ranks Stimulus Projects (Union Leader)

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