SHAHEEN SAYS CONWAY WILL GET $12 MILLION FOR WASTEWATER

by Christian Mower on April 26, 2012

CONWAY CELEBRATED EARTH DAY WEDNESDAY WITH U.S. SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCING A FEDERALLY FUNDED COMBINATION OF GRANTS AND LOANS OF MORE THAN $12 MILLION WILL ALLOW CONWAY VILLAGE TO PUMP ITS WASTEWATER TO NORTH CONWAY FOR TREATMENT.

WITH OFFICIALS LOOKING ON, CONWAY BUSINESSMAN CHUCK HENDERSON – REPRESENTING SHAHEEN – TOLD A CROWD NEAR THE COVERED BRIDGE AT DAVIS PARK THE MONEY WILL PAY FOR A PIPELINE FROM THE WASTEWATER PLANT IN CONWAY VILLAGE TO THE TREATMENT PLANT IN NORTH CONWAY.

SHAHEEN SAYS IT’S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WORKING WITH THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

FORMER N.H. STATE REP. TOM BUCO – NOW A COMMISSIONER FOR THE CONWAY VILLAGE FIRE DISTRICT – SAYS THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE MONEY TOOK SEVERAL YEARS.

BUCO SAYS THE PIPELINE WILL MEAN AS MUCH AS 400,000 GALLONS A DAY OF WASTEWATER WON’T BE DUMPED INTO THE RIVER.

HE SAYS IT WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR MORE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON ROUTE 16 IN CONWAY NORTH OF THE RIVER.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW PIPELINE WILL BEGIN IN THE SPRING OF 2013 AND BE COMPLETED IN 2014.

BUCO SAYS $5.5 MILLION WILL BE GRANT MONEY AND $6.6 MILLION WILL BE A LOW INTEREST LOAN.