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.

Watershed Initiatives and Resources

Past and continuing urbanization of the 17,600-acre Pennichuck Brook Watershed has presented a continual challenge for maintaining and improving water quality. In recognition that land acquisition has limited usefulness in this large watershed, Pennichuck has taken a land use management approach. Pennichuck’s most recent tool to address Pollutant loads from the watershed is the Watershed Restoration Plan. This plan uses a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) approach to identify sources and quantities of pollutant loads, acceptable pollutant loads, and methods to reduce them.

Pennichuck has carried out various other initiatives to improve the health of the watershed including technical studies, construction projects, and community outreach programs (see the BMP information on the Watershed Interactive Map).