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Local, State Leaders Celebrate Water Project Success for Jaffrey, Peterborough

Gov. Chris Sununu on Oct. 16 joined state and local officials to celebrate a groundbreaking collaboration to develop a new water supply serving two communities.

Gov. Sununu speaking in Peterborough about the Cold Stone Spring water treatment plant.

The Cold Stone Springs Water Supply Project is a first project of this kind in New Hampshire, where two municipalities have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to develop the water supply. The towns of Peterborough and Jaffrey have been working for over two years to secure a combination of grants and loans totaling $12.6 million in funding to begin moving forward to make this project a reality for the communities.

“What you are going to do for the community is unbelievable,” Sununu said. “You are a model of success.”

State Sen. Chuck Morse, chairman of the New Hampshire Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission, said the project is becoming a reality because the collaboration, which included the towns, state agencies, and businesses “came together to solve a problem.”

By coming together, he said, the communities were able to secure federal funds for the water project, which will have significant benefits for years to come.

“This project is a model because of the success the communities had ; this is a project that can be studied throughout the country for how businesses, the community and the state can get together to solve a problem,” he said.

David Nichols, MilliporeSigma, left; Gov. Sununu

By securing the new water supply, the Cold Stone Spring project will enable growth for industries, such as supporting the expansion plans for MilliporeSigma and creation of up to 400 new jobs. MilliporeSigma is one of the area’s largest employers and a leading supplier to the global life science industry.

“What you are going to do for the community is unbelievable. You are a model of success.” – Gov. Chris Sununu

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