The Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Project is the single largest water supply initiative ever undertaken in New Hampshire.
The project included the creation and execution of a groundbreaking intermunicipal agreement between the seven regional partners: Manchester, Derry, Salem, Windham, Hampstead, Atkinson, and Plaistow.
The Town of Salem and Pennichuck East Utility (PEU) petitioned the NH Public Utilities Commission to transfer a portion of the PEU franchise located in Windham to Salem, so they may provide water service to customers therein.
The properties that directly abut RT 28 and RT 111 presented in the map below are now served by Salem from regional water provided from Manchester Water Works. The Franchise Map (PDF) is attached here and can be accessed by clicking the PDF below.
Salem is the project representative and owner for the 20" water main that was designed and constructed from the Derry/Windham town line to the Windham/Salem town line (entire stretch of RT 28 in Windham) and a 12" water main from the intersection of RT 28 and RT 111 west to the Range Road/Edgewood Road intersection. Engineering and construction costs borne by this project were paid in full by the State of New Hampshire through the Department of Environmental Services MtBE Remediation Fund and Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund.
For more information on the The Southern New Hampshire Regional Water Project and the Windham Franchise PUC Order (s) please click on the appropriate tabs on this page.