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Water 'trouble coming' for Epping
In a letter dated Aug. 30, the state Department of Environmental Services said it's concerned that the water being produced by the three wells at Hoar Pond "is or may be degrading over time under their current pattern of use."
Groundwater level monitoring data collected from Hoar Pond Well No. 3 and submitted to the state on Aug. 2 "indicated that the existing sources may not be capable of providing their projected production volumes and that the need for additional supply may be more critical," the letter said.
Water woes have plagued Epping for years and more concerns have been raised in recent years with the rapid expansion of businesses, including restaurants and other retailers, on Route 125.
But for the third time, voters last March defeated a $2.5 million plan to buy the property. The same proposal was rejected in 2010 and 2011.
Koch said commissioners plan to ask voters in March to consider the proposal once again.
McGeough said selectmen haven't taken a vote on whether to back the plan again, but he will support it and believes board members will as well.
Officials from the Department of Environmental Services plan to meet with water and sewer commissioners on Oct. 1.
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