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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
September 21, 2010
CONTACT:
Jim Martin, 603 271-3710

NH Office of Economic Stimulus

ARRA Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Winnipesaukee River Basin Program Celebrates Completion of Major Project
– Installation of New Aeration Blowers and Energy Efficiency Improvements
ARRA-funded Wastewater Project in New Hampshire

You are invited to join Tom Burack, DES Commissioner, officials from US EPA Region 1 and representatives from New Hampshire’s congressional delegation for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of significant improvements to the Franklin Wastewater Treatment Facility operated by the DES Winnipesaukee River Basin Program (WRBP). The WRBP is the state-owned sewer system serving portions of the New Hampshire Lakes Region communities of Center Harbor, Moultonboro, Gilford, Meredith, Laconia, Belmont, Sanbornton, Northfield, Tilton, and Franklin.

Half of the $2 million total project funding was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Upgrades to the plant included new aeration blowers and an innovative green roof, both of which will provide significant energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions.

What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Improvements to the Franklin Wastewater Treatment Plant operated by the WRBP.
When: Friday, September 24, 2010 1:30 p.m.
Where: Franklin Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Directions below)

For more information, please contact Jim Martin at DES, (603) 271-3710.

Directions:
I93 Northbound: Take Exit 19 and proceed northerly (left) along Rte. 132 to Rte. 3 in Tilton. Go west (left) on Rte. 3 for approximately 3 miles through the center of Franklin. Take a left onto River Street (at Cumberland Farms Store), bear slightly right and then continue straight along River Street Extension (past the pump station on the right) about 2.5 miles to the end of the street.

I93 Southbound: Take Exit 20, turn onto Rte. 3 South (right) proceed approxi­mately 4.5 miles going through Tilton and the center of Franklin. Turn left onto River Street (Cumberland Farms Store at corner), bear slightly right and then continue straight along River Street Extension (past the pump station on the right) about 2.5 miles to the end of the street.

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