New Hampshire gets $16 million to protect water resources
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will receive a $16 million grant to improve water infrastructure and ensure the supply of clean drinking water.
The state’s Democratic Congressional delegation announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was providing the grant to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Protection. The grant is an increase of $3 million over last year and will be used to help construct among other things wastewater treatment plants and estuary projects throughout the state. The state also received $162,000 for programs aimed at treating contaminated water.
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster all welcomed the funding, with Shaheen saying that “families deserve safe and clean drinking water, and this grant will provide significant resources to help communities across our state protect water quality.”