State officials will share how towns can protect drinking water for the future at the upcoming free workshop June 1

Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) is collaborating with Saco Headwaters Alliance (SHA) and NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to provide essential information to protect drinking water resources and provide a forum for communities to work together to protect these critical resources for the future. On Wednesday, June 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., state officials from the NHDES will present about protecting town drinking water supplies at Runnells Hall in Chocorua, with an online Zoom option. The program will be led by Paul Susca, Supervisor for the Planning, Protection and Assistance Section, and Pierce Rigrod, Drinking Water and Ground Water Supervisor for NHDES.

The workshop will cover the roles of municipalities and the state in protecting groundwater and drinking water resources and protection strategies such as local zoning provisions. Participants will also learn about common threats to drinking water and the benefits of groundwater protection measures. This workshop is geared towards planning board members, select boards, conservation commissioners, zoning boards, code enforcement officers, health inspectors, public water suppliers and anyone interested in learning more about on-the-ground development and implementation of recommended tools such as Groundwater Protection Ordinances, Groundwater Reclassification, and Source Water Protection Plans.

This program is free and open to the public. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting at, or in-person at

Please contact Tara Schroeder, Education Coordinator, (603) 539-1859 if you have questions.

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