Southern N.H. To Upgrade Water Supply System

Mar 13, 2019

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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.