USDA Rural Development Funding Will Help Improve Access to Clean Drinking Water for Granite Staters in Carroll County
WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced $1.7 million in federal funding from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to finance water system upgrades at the Ossipee Mountains Estates, a cooperative of manufactured homes in rural Carroll County.
The federal resources will be used to upgrade the water system at Ossipee Mountains Estates by replacing the water main and the pump station. In 2016, due to the aging pipes in the system, there were violations for lead, copper, and total coliform in the water supply, putting the health and well-being of Granite Staters at risk.
“These are important investments in New Hampshire’s water infrastructure system that will help ensure residents in our rural areas have access to clean and safe drinking water,” said Senator Shaheen. “It’s imperative that we do our due diligence to upgrade, maintain and invest in our water system so our families don’t have to worry about the quality and safety of their water supply.”
“No Granite Stater should have to question the safety of their drinking water because of an aging water system, and I am proud to announce these federal funds to help ensure that is the case for residents at the Ossipee Mountains Estates,” Senator Hassan said. “Ensuring that all Granite Staters have access to clean, safe drinking water is critical to the health and well-being of our communities and economy, and I will continue working to make that vision a reality across our entire state.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has approved a loan of $964,000 and a grant of $771,082 to finance water system upgrades at the Ossipee Mountains Estates. Constructed in 1972, Ossipee Mountains Estates consists of 102 manufactured home lots with associated infrastructure. For more information on the USDA Rural Development funds for the project, click here.