Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

Video and Documents from Bedford Public Meeting, January 11, 2018

On January 11, 2018, NHDES and the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, in coordination with the Town of Bedford, hosted a public information meeting to provide an update on the on-going investigation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) releases from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Inc. The primary agenda items included an update on treatment for Merrimack Village District (MVD) wells 4 and 5, public water connections, short and long-term investigation, and a discussion on blood testing, including results of the MVD Community Exposure Assessment.

A video of the meeting is available (courtesy of Bedford Public Television) here: http://reflect-vod-bedfordtv.cablecast.tv/vod/8417-PFOA-1-11-18-Medium-v1.mp4

Additional NHDES materials from the meeting are included below:

Southern NH PFOA Investigation, Bedford Public Meeting slides. January 11, 2018.

PFAS Investigation Map. Updated January 9, 2018

Southern NH PFAS Investigation Map. Updated January 9, 2018

Bedford NH PFAS Investigation Map. Updated January 9, 2018

 

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

Merrimack Village District Water Testing under the 2014/2015 U.S. EPA UCMR

In an effort to correct some misinformation stating that Merrimack Village District water (MVD) was not included in the U.S. EPA Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3) in 2014, NHDES is posting the test results here for those tests.  Also, the UCMR3 results were also shared with Merrimack residents in the 2016 MVD Consumer Confidence Report.

UMCR3 Wells 2, 4 and 5 4-14-14

UCMR3 Wells 2, 3 and 5 10-7-14

UCMR3 Well 7 (3 of 3) 7-14-15

UCMR3 Well 7 (2 of 3) 6-30-15

UCMR3 Well 7 (2 of 2) 7-21-14

UCMR3 Well 7 (1 of 3) 6-15-15

UCMR3 Well 7 (1 of 2) 7-14-14

UCMR3 Well 3 4-21-14

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

Bedford Waterline Extension Update

Work continues on the waterline design. Pennichuck conducted ledge probes and test pits the week of October 30 to November 3.  Also, Pennichuck is  scheduled to wrap up surveying the week of November 12. This puts Pennichuck on track to finalize the design documents by mid-December, with the expectation that the project will be in position to go out to bid this winter.

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

Update on Amherst Waterline Extension Project

Water Main Construction
Water main construction began on Monday, October 30th.  The crew expects to complete more than approximately 1,400 linear feet of water main installation on Eastern Avenue through the end of today, Friday, November 3rd.  The crew will work on Saturday, November 4th as well, and plans to complete the main installation on Eastern Avenue by the end of the next week, followed by pressure testing and disinfection.  The water main installation will then progress on Skyline Drive.  A second crew will begin main installation on Douglas and Hickory Drives on Monday, November 6th.    

 Water Service Connections
Depending on location, the service connection contractors will begin on November 6th and November 27th, respectively.    If you are an eligible property owner and have not yet returned your contract paperwork to Pennichuck Water, please do so as soon as possible.