Wastewater Facility Information


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Aerial photo of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment FacilityOn March 14, 2016, the City Council voted to authorize the bonding of $75 million in project costs to upgrade the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).

On Monday, April 11th, a City Council Work Session was held to review the construction impacts and traffic mitigation related to the Peirce Island WWTF upgrade. A video of the meeting is below.

On April 20, the New Hampshire Executive Council voted to authorize an Water State Revolving Fund ("SRF") loan agreement with the City to help finance this project. The State's authorization for an up to $75,000,000 loan will help lessen rate impacts for this federally-mandated upgrade to the facility.

Bids for this project were submitted on June 23rd and are currently in review by City staff. The City will be posting the bid results after their review process is complete. Construction is anticipated to begin on September 1, 2016.

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