The Bipartisan Bill Is Estimated to Bring More than $400 Million to NH for Water Infrastructure, including Funding Specifically to Address PFAS Contamination
EPPING – Ahead of the bipartisan infrastructure package being signed into law, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Epping Water Treatment Plant yesterday, where she spoke with members and representatives of Epping Water and Sewer Commission and Underwood Engineering, as well as the plant operator, about the water infrastructure needs that would be addressed in the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
“There is incredible work being done at Epping Water Treatment Plant to meet the community’s water needs, and it was great to spend time seeing their work up close. I heard directly from plant leadership and town officials on how the bipartisan infrastructure package will help further deliver on their goals and make sure that towns like Epping are getting the resources that they need to succeed,” said Senator Hassan. “Water systems are a key component of our infrastructure as we work to deliver clean drinking water and updated wastewater systems that protect public health and our environment.”
Epping recently completed construction of a new water treatment plant, and the town is in the process of building a new wastewater treatment plant to help ensure that the town’s water needs are being met. The bipartisan infrastructure package includes meaningful investments to help communities afford critical water infrastructure projects like this one, including an estimated more than $400 million for water infrastructure improvements to 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 would be eligible for an advanced technology grant program that can be used to remove contaminants, including PFAS, from drinking water.