Effort underway in Congress to speed fix to sewer discharge in Merrimack River
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Raw sewage being discharged into the Merrimack River is a long-term issue affecting communities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and two first-term members of Congress on opposite sides of the state line are trying to accelerate a solution.
Downstream from Manchester, the Merrimack River provides drinking water to 500,000 people. The Queen City’s antiquated storm drain system, which combines sewage and storm water and discharges into the river, is a big problem when heavy, wet weather rolls in.