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Concord Regional Technical Center students learning about operations at Concord’s water treatment facility

system each day to provide the community with access to clean tap water. Concord General Services maintains approximately 172 miles of distribution pipe to keep resources constantly flowing to the estimated 12,000 service connections in the city. To further commit to providing the highest quality of water beyond the minimum standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Concord 62

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is a member of the American Water Works Association’s Partnership for Safe Water. Wastewater is collected through roughly 168 miles of sanitary sewer pipe to recover water and biosolid resources and protect the quality of the Merrimack River. By prohibiting all recreational activity on Penacook Lake, the primary water source for the Concord community

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since 1951, Concord is a leader in New Hampshire source water protection. It is the only lake in New Hampshire that prohibits access to provide a barrier of protection for Concord’s water consumers, qualifying the raw water as a “Class A” body of water. The City of Concord also employs a water conservation technician to actively survey the City’s water system for any potential water leaks and implement conserva-

APWA Reporter, February 2018 issue  

February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association

APWA Reporter, February 2018 issue  

February 2018 issue of the APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association