Regional Sewer Pipe Focus of Nov. 13 Panel Discussion

Contact: Kathleen Schmitt
NH Sea Grant

November 5, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire's Great Bay Coast Watch will host a panel discussion of a proposed regional outfall sewer pipe Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Newington Town Hall.

Senate Bill 70 calls for a study of the feasibility of combining the wastewater from communities in the New Hampshire portion of the Piscataqua River basin and discharging it into the Atlantic Ocean through an outfall pipe.

The panel will include representatives from the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, Strafford Regional Planning Commission and the UNH research community, as well as local citizens.

The discussion is part of the Annual Great Bay Coast Watch Chili and “Chowdah” Fest, celebrating 14 years of volunteer water quality monitoring. The meal will begin at 5:30 p.m., and a potluck contribution of chili, chowder, salad or dessert would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Ann Reid at 603-749-1565 or for more information.