Southern NH residents one step closer to getting clean water back after Saint-Gobain agreement
CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services announced Monday, that Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has proactively agreed to fund design efforts for a potential extension of public water service into the Southern New Hampshire PFOA investigation area.
Tests were taken primarily in Litchfield, where officials have been examining affected residences in Bedford, Merrimack and Manchester as well for PFOA contamination.
Saint-Gobain has made this commitment while NHDES continues to investigate other potentially responsible companies, who may also bear financial responsibilities.
According to NHDES, Saint-Gobain has agreed to do this because of their focus on public health of the local communities and their employees.
The Pennichuck Corporation, the Merrimack Village District Water Works and the Manchester Water Works - all at the request of NHDES, have agreed to work with Saint-Gobain, NHDES, the affected towns and any organization or corporations identified in the future who may be to blame for the town's water problems in order to accelerate a long-term solution that will deliver clean and safe drinking water to the affected area.