Open House of Concord Water Facilities to be Held in Coordination with “Imagine a Day Without Water”
Updated: Oct 15, 2019
October 23, 2019 is “Imagine a Day Without Water.” This annual campaign is hosted by the Value of Water Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of water in our daily lives and imagining what even a single day without access to water would mean for a community. The public is invited to participate in this campaign by joining Concord General Services for an open house of their water facilities.
Attend the open house of Concord’s Water Treatment Facility located at 53 Hutchins Street and/or of Concord’s Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 125 Hall Street on Thursday, October 23rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate the importance of water by touring the facilities and learning more about Concord's water infrastructure.
Approximately 4 million gallons of water travel through the City of Concord’s water distribution system each day to provide the community with access to clean tap water. Concord General Services maintains approximately 172 miles of distribution pipe to keep resources constantly flowing. Wastewater is then collected through roughly 168 miles of sanitary sewer pipe to recover resources and protect the quality of the Merrimack River.
Water is a vital component to public health, safety, and even economic activity. Out of sight and out of mind is a massive network underground of water systems that work 24/7 to distribute water to and from homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. Infrastructure that transport this valuable resource are aging and meeting increase demand with growing communities. It's imperative that infrastructure is valued and maintained to provide water resources for future generations. Let's all remember the value of water. Learn more about Concord's water at www.concordnh.gov/water.