Update on Negotiations with Saint-Gobain

NHDES, through the Office of the Attorney General, and St. Gobain have made considerable progress in their negotiations.  As of the internal deadline of February 28th, the parties had reached an agreement in principle on some important terms of a proposed consent decree.  While nothing is signed yet, the parties will continue to work over Read More

Litchfield Waterline Extension

Litchfield Waterline Extension Project Update

As part of the ongoing Southern New Hampshire investigation into the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, work to connect 360 homes in Litchfield, New Hampshire to the Pennichuck public water system has been completed. NHDES requested Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Inc. fund the waterline connections to address groundwater contamination, providing clean drinking water Read More


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 Read More


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 Read More


NHDES Announces Agreement to Begin Water Line Extension to Amherst Properties

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2017 CONTACT: James Martin, (603) 271-3710 NHDES Announces Agreement to Begin Water Line Extension to Amherst Properties  Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today Textiles Coated International (TCI) has signed an agreement for work Read More