HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Water Resources Committee (HWRC) has launched a community survey to gather input about local perspectives on the sources, uses, management and protection of the town’s drinking water resources. Please add your voice and opinions by completing the survey!

The Drinking Water Resources Survey can be accessed online at https://publicinput.com/HampsteadWater or a paper copy can be obtained at the Hampstead Public Library and Town Hall. Drop boxes are also provided at these locations to submit your completed paper survey.

Online and paper submissions for the Drinking Water Resources Survey will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2021.

Data from the survey will be made publicly available however individual responses will be anonymous unless a participant chooses to enter their personal information at the end of the survey to receive updates and future information from the HWRC.

The Town of Hampstead gets its drinking water from a variety of sources including private wells for residents and businesses, community wells, and a commercial supplier, Hampstead Area Water Company. Each of these sources have different levels of regulatory oversight, testing requirements and management. However, the quality and sustainability of all drinking water resources are important for the town as they all draw from the same regional aquifer source. The town and all drinking water users and suppliers play important roles in protecting water resources to ensure their continued availability.

The Town of Hampstead Planning Board is also in the beginning stages of a Master Plan update, working with their consultant, the Rockingham Planning Commission. The HWRC hopes that results from the Drinking Water Resources Survey will provide valuable information from the community for use in the Master Plan update.

The HWRC meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are being held by Zoom video conference until further notice. Refer to the HWRC website for meeting details.

For more information about the HWRC and water resource issues, visit their website at https://www.hampsteadnh.us/water-resource-committee or Facebook page. You can also email the HWRC at hwrc.all@gmail.com.

 

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