New Groundwater Source Development

General Information

Welcome to the New Groundwater Source Development Project.  This page contains updates, contact information, documents, and answers to frequently asked questions about this project. 

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Project Overview

What is the scope of this project?

The City is exploring the potential for a new groundwater source to meet future demand and provide redundancy to the existing Water Treatment Plant.  The City currently uses the Mascoma River surface water source to provide drinking water to the community.  This source has shown susceptibility to drought conditions in the past.  The City’s consultant has identified a potential site for a new groundwater well located at the confluence of the Mascom River and the Connecticut River, adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The scope of this project is to assess the feasibility for developing a fully redundant water source, including the construction of a test well, as well as permitting and construction of a new groundwater production well.  The final phase of the project will include a treatment facility and water main to connect the new production well to the municipal system.

How long is this going to take?

The feasibility study and construction of the test well will be completed in the Summer of 2024.  Depending on the results of the feasibility study, and the water quantity and quality of the test well, the development of a production well and associated infrastructure may proceed.

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  1. Public Works Department

  2. Rod Finley

    Rodrick Finley, PE

    City Engineer