WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support local and independent journalism by making a gift to NHPR today.
NH News

Southern N.H. To Upgrade Water Supply System

water.jpg
FLORIANHUAG / FLICKR/CC
/

Towns in Southern New Hampshire are moving ahead with a major construction project to increase water supply to the region.

On Tuesday, voters in Salem approved a deal to buy over a million gallons of water per day from Manchester Water Works.

The water will be sold to residents in Salem and other nearby towns facing water shortages due to increasing population and limited local water sources.

The deal is part of the proposed $37 million Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Interconnection Project, which will route water from Lake Massabesic, near Manchester, through a pipe along Route 28.

Construction is expected to start this summer.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.