Apr 19, 2016 4:29 PM

Pickup for bottled water announced for Litchfield, Merrimack, Manchester while tests continue


CONCORD - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that residents of Litchfield, Merrimack and Manchester can pick up an additional supplies of bottled water at the Litchfield Transfer Station/Recycling Center on the following schedule:

Litchfield Transfer Station/Recycling Center, Recycling Way, Litchfield, NH 03052
Sunday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The radius contains those properties suspected to have water contaminated from the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility.

A report on the expanded radius reads:

"The expanded bottled water area includes residents of Merrimack and Litchfield living within the original 1-mile investigation radius who get their water from local wells (not through Merrimack Village Water District or Pennichuck), as well as those on the following streets outside of the radius: Century Avenue, Courtland Avenue, Lance Avenue, Jeff Lane, Mike Lane, Ronisa Avenue, Ivy Way, Robyn Avenue, Acorn Way, Oak Drive, Sybil Lane, Garden Drive and 377-450 Charles Bancroft Hwy (north of Midway Ave. and south of Strawberry Lane). This also applies to residents of Manchester on Brown Avenue south of Raymond Wieczorek Drive."

The bottled water use is hoped to be a temporary measure while water tests, and a search for a long-term remedy continue. It is being provided to residents whose wells have tested for perfluorochemicals (PFCs) at levels too low to detect.

For more information related to the investigation, please visit the NHDES website.

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