Snow removal is critical in the event of a fire emergency. Crews have been working continuously to remove snow from buried fire hydrants. We ask that snow plowing done by private contractors or customers be done in a manner as not to bury fire hydrants. Thank you to all the residents and businesses who have taken the time to shovel out their own fire hydrant.

About the Pennichuck Brook Watershed

The Pennichuck Brook Watershed occupies land in five southern New Hampshire towns, including Nashua, Merrimack, Amherst, Milford, and Hollis. The primary water supply consists of about 195 acres of water in a series of chain ponds that includes Harris Pond, Bowers Pond, and Holts Pond. There are also several other ponds in the watershed that store water upstream from the water supply ponds. The overall watershed area is 17,300 acres with 10 subwatersheds of roughly 1,200-3,200 acres each. After flowing through the chain ponds, Pennichuck Brook ultimately joins the Merrimack River.


Watershed Interactive Map

Watershed Initiatives and Resources

Storm Drain Protection (pdf)

Watershed Reports

Watershed Restoration Plan

Sediment Analysis

Storm Drain Mapping and Marking

Nonpoint Source Pollution Studies

Street Sweeping and Catch Basin Program

Roof Leader Disconnection Program

Watershed School Education Program

Community Outreach Program

Watershed Protection Videos