Due to a main break on 10/17/19 in the Tinker Rd area, customers in some parts of Northwest Nashua and Amherst system may experience intermittent periods of colored water. Repairs on the main are complete, and our crews are working over the next few days to clear the colored water from the system. Customers experiencing colored water are encouraged to contact Customer Service at 800-553-5191 to report the occurrence.  Information provided by our customers is helpful as we respond to alleviate the colored water.  To minimize the potential for colored water as construction work continues over the next several weeks, Pennichuck crews will be performing flushing activities as necessary. This message will be updated accordingly if additional flushing is necessary.   Please click here for a map of the area affected.

Community Outreach Program

In 2014, Pennichuck Corporation and Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) met with the Planning Boards in the five watershed communities to present Pennichuck`s Watershed Restoration goals and efforts, and to discuss some of the common goals of Pennichuck and the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA`s) National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Small Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit program that the communities are subject to. The presentation focused on the following elements:

  • Community benefits of watershed protection and recharge, using the Roof Leader Disconnection study performed by Pennichuck as an example;
  • Pennichuck`s Watershed Restoration goals to reduce pollutant loads, promote groundwater recharge and reduce the infilling of ponds;
  • Common goals between Pennichuck and the MS4 permit and opportunities to work together to meet these goals;
  • Adoption of State stormwater design criteria at the local level to reduce runoff and pollution from new development;
  • Pennichuck`s public education efforts with example outreach tools communities` can incorporate into their stormwater programs to encourage residents to minimize their stormwater footprint.

Click the provided link for a copy of the presentation, as provided to Amherst and Nashua. Note that the presentation was modified slightly for each community depending on their existing ordinance requirements and whether they were included in the Roof Leader Disconnection study results.

2014 Pennichuck Brook Watershed – Presentation to Towns (1.8 MB) (pdf)