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Kuster, Pappas, request more funds to clean up river

April 27, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s two U.S. House members are requesting that additional funding be allocated to help protect the Merrimack River.

Democratic Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas would like to see the money go toward the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2020.

Pappas said the impacts of outdated storm and waste water systems are being felt in communities along the Merrimack in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and jeopardize the vitality of the region.

The letter seeks $500 million for the program. Kuster and Pappas joined Massachusetts Reps. Lori Trahan and Seth Moulton in the letter to an appropriations subcommittee.