FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 19, 2016
CONTACT: Jim Martin, 603 271-3710
NHDES Southern N.H. PFOA Investigation Update
Bottled Water Pick Up
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that residents of Litchfield, Merrimack and Manchester in the expanded bottled water area can pick up an additional supply 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 24th, 9 AM to 3 PM.
Residents must bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license, to receive bottled water. Residents unable to pick up water on Sunday because of physical limitations can call (603) 271-9461 to make arrangements for delivery. Over the long-term, residents will be contacted by Monadnock Mountain Spring Water to make arrangements for future deliveries of bottled water directly to their homes.
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 provision of bottled water serves as an interim measure while NHDES continues to work with Saint-Gobain to investigate and determine the appropriate long-term remedy for addressing the elevated levels of PFOA in groundwater. The bottled water being provided to residents has tested “non-detect” (levels too low to detect) for perfluorochemicals (PFCs) tested, including PFOA.
For more information related to the investigation, please visit the NHDES website at http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pfoa.htm or call the public inquiry line at (603) 371-9461.