The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced approval of grant and loan funds for three drinking water and wastewater improvement initiatives, totaling more than $18.6 million.
The funding announcement distributed over $2.9 million to drinking water infrastructure across two communities and over $15 million to clean water infrastructure in the Town of Hampton.
NHDES provided the funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund (DWGTF), the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWRF).
The projects that have recently been approved are:
The Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District received $2,604,600 in funding for drinking water infrastructure improvements. The funding is provided through an ARPA grant of $1,169,600, a DWSRF loan of $235,000, a DWGTF grant of $200,000, and a DWGTF loan of $1,000,000.
The Whispering Brook Homeowners Association in Bartlett received $300,000 for drinking water infrastructure improvements. The funding is provided through an ARPA grant of $60,000 and a DWSRF loan of $240,000.
Hampton received $15.7 million in funding for clean water infrastructure. The funding is provided through an ARPA grant of $1,840,000 and a CWSRF loan of $13,860,000.
The announcement did not disclose further details of the projects’ plans.