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.

Street Sweeping and Catch Basin Program

During 2013, Pennichuck Water Works (Pennichuck) worked with Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) to investigate the feasibility of and cost associated with establishing an agreement with street sweeping and catch basin cleaning vendors to offer discounted services to businesses within the watershed compared to Pennichuck purchasing the equipment and providing the services themselves. The study focused on commercial and industrial properties within the watershed because they contribute a significant amount of sediment and phosphorus loads to the water supply. Total pollutant loads and potential reductions were calculated as well as street sweeping and catch basins cleaning costs for the commercial and industrial properties identified. The results of this study indicate that it is currently more cost effective for Pennichuck to rely on outside vendors to perform street sweeping and catch basin cleaning for commercial and industrial properties throughout the Watershed.

2013 Pennichuck Brook Watershed Commercial/Industrial Sweeping/Catch Basin Cleaning Feasibility Report (pdf)