Frank Jones Well eyed for golf course watering plan

Aug 18, 2016 8:42 AM

Portsmouth group wants to use old well to water golf course

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - The Pease Development Authority is considering using historic wells to help water the Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth following a request from the course's general manager.

PDA Executive Director Dave Mullen tells The Portsmouth Herald the authority is moving forward with a feasibility study to see if it's possible to use the "old Frank Jones wells" to water the 27-hole golf course.

The wells supplied water from the Pease aquifer to the Frank Jones Brewery during the late 1880s. Today they consist of a line of old structures that begin near the 11th hole and continue throughout the course.

Maria Stowell, the PDA's engineering manager, says it's unknown if the structures and pipe remain intact.

The PDA agreed to spend $9,800 to prepare a "scope of work" for the project.

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