NH communities receive $17.8 million to boost wastewater, drinking water infrastructure

ARPA grants and state revolving loan fund aid goes to 16 municipalities

The state has awarded a total of $17.8 million in federal and state funds to 16 New Hampshire communities to help them with wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects.

The grants and loans were announced by the NH Department of Environmental Services after being approved by the Executive Council. The funding comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and the state’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Among the projects that were approved in this latest round of grants was a $30,000 ARPA grant to the city of Franklin to develop a wastewater asset management program.

Seven towns were awarded $100,000 ARPA grants to develop of a master plan for their wastewater facility. They were: Rochester, Waterville Valley, Berlin, Wolfeboro, Dover,

Awarded clean water infrastructure grants and loans to make improvements to their infrastructure were

  • Ashland, $1.5 million ARPA grant and $3.5 million Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF) loan
  • Greenville, $150,000 ARPA grant
  • Rochester, $379,500 ARPA grant, $885,000 CWSRF loan
  • Dover, $900,000 ARPA grant, $2.1 million CWSRF loan

Two other communities received drinking water infrastructure support. The Tilton-Northfield Water District received a $1.95 million ARPA grant and a $4.55 million Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan. The Rollinsford Water and Sewer District received a $302,400 ARPA grant and a $403,200 DWSRF loan.

In addition, two communities received ARPA grant funding to support cybersecurity improvements to their drinking water and wastewater systems. Milford received $100,000 and Claremont $86,000.

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