Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter tours UNHSC projects in Rochester, NH

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 2:03am

Since partnering in 2009 UNHSC together with the NH Department of Environmental Services and the Cocheco River Watershed Coalition  have worked in the Willow Brook watershed that drains Rochester's urban core to disconnect paved surfaces and reduce harmful pollant levels.  Through two state funded projects the partnership has disconnected 1.4 acres of pavement and treat runoff through a variety of filters including vegetated gardens, permeable pavements, tree boxes and dry wells.  The efforts have led to annual reductions of 197 lbs of sediment, 0.7 lbs of phosphorus and 5.6 lbs of nitrogen.  You can read more about the visit here:  Fosters Article