EBC New Hampshire Webinar: Drinking Water in New Hampshire – Challenges and Opportunities


Date: October 27, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC New Hampshire webinar will focus on some of the challenges for New Hampshire’s drinking water supplies, how these challenges are being addressed, and opportunities presented by the solutions to these challenges.  As New Hampshire’s population and businesses continue to expand, the need for clean drinking water also continues to grow.  Changing precipitation patterns, including more frequent and severe droughts, and legacy and emerging groundwater contaminants, place further stresses on New Hampshire’s drinking water supplies.

Speakers from NHDES and consultants working for the impacted communities will discuss the Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Project currently under construction, the state’s largest regional water distribution system interconnection that will serve areas with MtBE, PFAS and other groundwater contamination and promote economic development by bringing water from Manchester Water Works to communities as far as Salem and Plaistow. Water supply challenges and opportunities on the New Hampshire Seacoast will also be discussed.  Presentations will also highlight the availability of new funding for water supply compliance and infrastructure, the rationale for and impacts of recent changes in New Hampshire arsenic and manganese drinking water standards, and revisions to the Safe Drinking Water Act Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Charles A. Crocetti, PhD, PG, Senior Vice President, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
  • Harry T. Stewart, P.E., Senior Associate, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Speaker Agenda:

New Hampshire Drinking Water Program Update

  • Brandon Kernen, Administrator, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Project-NHDES Perspective

  • Michael Unger, P.E., Water Engineer, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

The Birth of a Water System – Plaistow and Derry’s Experiences with the Design and Start-Up of the Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Project

  • Keith Pratt, P.E., President, Underwood Engineers
  • Devon Smith, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, Underwood Engineers

New Hampshire Seacoast Water Supply Challenges

  • Carl McMorran, M. En., Operations Manager, New Hampshire, Aquarion Water Company

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC New Hampshire Webinar: Drinking Water in New Hampshire – Challenges and Opportunities completed on October 27, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC New Hampshire Webinar: Drinking Water in New Hampshire – Challenges and Opportunities

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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