Oyster River Integrated Watershed Plan - Durham, NH

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The Integrated Watershed Planning and Permit approach allows the Town of Durham and UNH to combine planning and implementation efforts with other watershed stakeholders to develop effective and sustainable solutions to reduce nitrogen loading within the same watershed. Since both the Town and UNH share the same Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) and have adjacent regulated municipal stormwater systems that discharge to the Oyster River Estuary, the use of this Integrated Planning and Permit approach makes logical sense as a means to address the water quality objectives in a more effective, economical and socially responsible manner.

Project News

Final IWP Report Posted

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Public Information Meeting to be scheduled in Sept. 2014

Time and date will be determined following July 21st Town Council Meeting

Project Goals

  1. Collaboration: Expand on existing collaborative efforts between the Town of Durham and UNH to combine resources and more efficiently address wastewater and stormwater permit obligations with a solution oriented integrated watershed approach.
  2. Cost-Effectiveness: Identify most cost-effective solutions by balancing the potential capital and operational costs with the anticipated effectiveness of the various wastewater treatment, stormwater management and nonpoint source control measures.
  3. Sustainability: Identify measures within the regulated urbanized and municipal sewered areas of Durham and throughout the watershed to achieve water quality objectives through a more holistic and watershed-based approach.

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