NH wastewater treatment plant to get $12M upgrade
CONWAY, N.H.—A wastewater treatment project in northern New Hampshire is getting a $12 million upgrade.
The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund the construction of a pipeline from a wastewater treatment plant in Conway to a bigger one in North Conway. The larger plant will take on more wastewater treatment responsibilities.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the current wastewater treatment plant in Conway is operating at capacity. It is also using outdated technology that does not treat the water that it discharges into the Saco River for nitrogen and phosphorous. Shaheen says that puts the river's health at risk. The state decided to put a moratorium on building permits in Conway because of the problem.
Shaheen announced the upgrade on Wednesday.