DRINKING WATER IS A PRECIOUS NATURAL RESOURCE
Hooksett Village Water Precinct is committed to reducing water losses, water waste and water use in accordance with our State-approved Water Conservation Plan. For example, to reduce water losses we implement a vigilant leak detection survey and repair program. Additionally, we reduce water use by minimizing tank overflows, optimizing equipment operations and employing a tiered water conservation-based rate structure. To reduce water waste, we encourage the use of new water efficient fixtures, educate customers about water conservation and have initiated a water meter modernization program. Through the implementation of these approaches, our system and our customers not only achieve water efficiency, but also energy efficiency through reducing energy usage associated with pumping, treating, distributing and using water.
We have been honored for our efficiency initiatives by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services based, in part, on our "outstanding efforts to maintain the sustainability of the Precinct’s groundwater sources through asset modernization, strategic planning, and water efficiency outreach, as well as a commitment to proactive water loss control." The Precinct was also invited to co-present well-attended seminars on extreme weather preparation at the 2021 NH Drinking Water Exposition (with NHDES and Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District) and at the 2023 Climate Change Workshop sponsored by Granite State Rural Water Association. Our portion of the seminars focused on lessons learned in Hooksett during the droughts of 2016 and 2020, and the application of source, asset and financial management tools to reduce drought impacts in public water supply settings. A copy of our 2023 presentation is provided below.
"Water efficiency is a crucial component to ensuring enough clean water for today and for the future.
Water is a finite resource, meaning we cannot make more water to meet the increased competing demands of a growing population and economy. We also do not have full control over water quality or quantity due to the geologic makeup of our state, climate change, lingering pollution issues left by past generations, and new emerging contaminants of concern. So how do we adapt to the upsurge of competing water demands knowing that there are limitations to the quality and the availability of water supplies?
We use only what we need." NH Department of Environmental Services
FEMA Water Conservation Tips
AWWA Residential Water Use Statistics
MWRA Water Efficient Toilets
MWRA Garden & Landscaping Tips
UNH Water Conservation Fundamentals in Gardening & Landscaping
OTA Industrial Water Conservation Techniques
NH DES Water Efficiency Fact Sheets
WaterSense - Efficient Appliances, Landscaping & Building
Technical Reference Manual for Water Efficient Homes - Indoors/Outdoors
Questions to Ask Your Landscaping Contractor
Simple Landscape Irrigation System Maintenance Checklist
NH Landscape Contractors Trained in Water Resource Protection
WaterSense - Irrigation Controllers
How Do I Keep My Lawn Alive In A Drought?
When In Drought - Home Water Conservation Tips
NH DES Drought Information Page
USGS New England Water Use Data
HVWP's 2023 PWS Drought Preparedness Presentation
The Hooksett Way of Life (tips for the home and yard, adapted from Save Our Water)
NH Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Management (DIY solutions)
Low Impact Development & Stormwater Management - NH DES fact sheet
Soak Up The Rain NH (rain gardens & barrels)
Managing Rainwater at Home - April 2023 NH DES presentation
Hooksett Garden Club