Apr 21, 2017 12:39 PM

NHDES announces public water extension project for NH town

CONCORD — A public water extension may be coming to Amherst.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services announced Friday that Textiles Coated International Inc. has agreed to fund design efforts for the project.

The agreement comes after tests revealed elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water wells in the area, higher than what the state's standard allows.

Pennichuck Corp. will carryout the design work which includes over 100 properties.

A public meeting will be held for property owners who may be affected by the proposed work and they will be invited by Pennichuck Corp. to attend the meeting.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Souhegan High School, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst.

NHDES announced earlier this month that Bedford may also be getting a public water extension for the PFOA related reasons.

READ: NHDES announces additional funding for extension of public water service in Bedford

NHDES is still testing wells to determine the extent of the contamination, and well testing can be requested here.

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