July 2018 Press Release
The Precinct is pleased to announce that it is building a new one million-gallon water storage tank. Construction of Phase 1 began in July 2018 and is expected to finish by July 2019. To start this project, the Precinct secured a $1.85M low-interest loan from the State of NH and set aside capital reserve funds and budgeted monies. Initially conceived in the 1970s, we are thrilled to finally be able to do this!
The purpose of the project is to replace an undersized, deteriorated, solitary water storage tank currently serving thousands of residents, businesses and institutions in the Hooksett Village area with safe drinking water and essential fire protection. The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) identified the tank as a Significant Deficiency in 2015, precipitating immediate action. Based on a detailed engineering evaluation of alternative solutions, the construction of a new and larger tank on land owned by the Precinct at the Pike quarry west of I93 was determined to be the best option. The new tank will be connected to the existing water system via a transmission main buried below I93 just north of Exit 11. Phase 1 of the project will connect the transmission main to our existing distribution system at the Pinnacle Street/Vista Drive intersection. Phase 2 of the project will replace the existing Vista Drive main and extend to RT3A just north of the future rotary at Hackett Hill Road. Once completed, the project will directly connect the tank to our major trunk line on RT3A. Funding for Phase 2 is still needed.
We are aware that residents and visitors in the project area may be temporarily inconvenienced by the construction process. We appreciate your patience and caution, and will do our best to keep you informed of the project’s progress. If you would like more information, please contact our office.