NHDES Groundwater Protection Seminar in Partnership with Central NH Regional Planning Commission

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 |  5:30 – 7:00 PM
Horseshoe Pond Community Resource Center, 26 Commercial Street, Concord NH 03301 | and online via Zoom

Click here to view the Seminar video. | Click here for the Agenda.   

Contamination of drinking water historically  has focused on certain land uses, such as underground petroleum storage tanks, auto salvage  yards, and urban runoff. With PFAS and other emerging contaminants, protecting drinking water  is both more challenging and more important, but the goal is the same – to preserve the long term quality and availability of safe drinking water.  
Click here for the Evolution of Source Water Protection presentation.   [link]

There are many ways to  protect local drinking water resources and NHDES has a grant program for doing just that. The  Local Source Water Protection Grant Program has provided funding for hundreds of local  projects. We will cover some standout projects and how to apply for a grant this fall.
Click here for the Local Source Water Protection Grant Program presentation.  [link]

NHDES administers a land conservation program  designed to protect drinking water and $2M is typically available annually to protect “high priority water supply lands.” You’ll be impressed by how these projects are protecting areas  near reservoirs and community wells used by public water systems.  
Click here for the Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund Grant Program presentation.  [link]

There’s a great new toolkit for community leaders to use – “Protecting Drinking Water Sources in Your Community: Tools for Municipal Officials”  republished in 2023 by The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission  (NEIWPCC). NEIWPCC will give an overview of this regional toolkit that draws on practices and  experiences gathered from across New England.  
Click here for the NEIWPCC Toolkit Update presentation.   [link]