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Senator Hassan and Congressman Pappas Highlight Infrastructure Investments at Merrimack Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Ceremony

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Senator Hassan and Congressman Pappas Participate in Construction Ceremony for Merrimack Wastewater Treatment Plant

MERRIMACK – Senator Maggie Hassan and Congressman Chris Pappas today delivered remarks at the Merrimack Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Ceremony, which is funded in part through legislation that they helped pass into law.

“Water systems are a key component in delivering clean drinking water and protecting public health, and that is why the upgrades to the facility are so vital,” said Senator Hassan. “Through the bipartisan infrastructure law and the American Rescue Plan, both of which I helped to negotiate, we have been able to invest in the infrastructure that Granite Staters interact with every day. These aren’t always the projects that make national news, but they are the projects that make a real, tangible difference in the community.  I will continue to work across the aisle to ensure that we modernize water infrastructure all across our state.”

“New Hampshire’s wastewater infrastructure is in need of critical upgrades, and federal funding will help Merrimack move forward on an important project to modernize its plant,” said Congressman Pappas. “Investing in our water infrastructure will improve quality of life, protect public health, and boost our economy, and I’ll continue to work together with our communities to deliver the funds we need to make improvements such as these.”

Senator Hassan has worked to ensure that communities in New Hampshire have access to clean and safe drinking water. The bipartisan infrastructure law that Senator Hassan helped negotiate includes meaningful investments to help communities afford critical water infrastructure projects, including an estimated more than $400 million for water infrastructure improvements in New Hampshire, and dedicated funding to address PFAS contamination. The bill also includes a measure authored by Senator Hassan to better ensure that more New Hampshire towns are be eligible for an advanced technology grant program that can be used remove contaminants, including PFAS, from drinking water. Senator Hassan also introduced a bipartisan bill to ban PFAS chemicals in food wrappers and packaging, and joined in introducing a bipartisan bill banning the inclusion of PFAS chemicals in cosmetics products, such as makeup, moisturizer and perfume.

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