The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is soliciting project proposals to address nonpoint source (NPS) pollution through the development of a watershed-based plan in a priority, water supply watershed that has a documented sodium and/or chloride impairment. Projects must develop a sodium and chloride-based watershed restoration plan to address sodium and chloride and other NPS problems (if warranted) and must include a quantitative plan for assessing progress and watershed-based implementation success in the future. The watershed-based plan must have a clear water quality goal and either include the nine, minimum elements (a) through (i) required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for watershed-based plans (Appendix A) or develop an EPA and NHDES approved alternative plan that focuses upon sodium and chloride as priority pollutants in an impacted surface or groundwater drinking water source.
Full RFP details, information packet, and application form can be viewed and downloaded by visiting: https://www.des.nh.gov/news-and-media/rfp-watershed-assistance-planning-grant-sodium-chloride-drinking-water
The RFP is also posted at: https://apps.das.nh.gov/bidscontracts/bids.aspx and accessed by searching for Bid# (RFP DES 2023-10).
Inquiries may be directed to the following NHDES staff:
Andrea Bejtlich, Watershed Specialist
(603) 271-8475 | Andrea.L.Bejtlich@des.nh.gov
Stephen Landry, Section Supervisor
(603) 271-2969 | Stephen.C.Landry@des.nh.gov
Melissa Macheras, Source Protection Coordinator
(603) 271-2950 | Melissa.E.Macheras@des.nh.gov