Manchester vote restricting access to horses spurs riders to rally
Manchester Water Works answered with material from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, which says horse manure can impair water quality and contain pathogens potentially harmful to humans.
"However the risk is not zero," Paris wrote in an email, "and while horse feces is not 'hazardous' by the definition of a chemical, ignitable, reactive or corrosive, it does contain nutrients ... (nitrogen and phosphorous in particular) and can have crypto, giardia and coliform bacteria which are listed tap water microbiological contaminants."
The proposed regulations would:
• Allow horses on gravel fire roads as long as they wear some kind of diaper or waste-collection device.
• Prohibit horses from water, the shoreline, beaches, boat launches or public parks.
Horse riders showed the New Hampshire Union Leader the results of microbiological analysis of two samples of horse manure that horse riders had submitted to the University of New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. They showed no traces of pathogens. One was analyzed this year, one three years ago.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Pat Buchanan: A rogue President remakes America - 0
- Another View -- Max Boot: Six steps to a better strategy for defeating ISIS - 1
- Jonah Goldberg: Wait, when did we finish talking about Gruber? - 3
- Charles Krauthammer: The climate pact swindle - 0
- Roger Simon: So why don't the media report better news? - 0
- George Will: Required reading on a Rockefeller - 0
- Deroy Murdock: The silence of the colored people - 2
- John Stossel: Don't put control freaks in control of your government - 4
- Kayla Bullwinkel: Schools must go after cyber bullies while respecting the First Amendment - 4
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: It took a while, but now they're on Wright track - 0
- Newmarket blacksmith has forged a career shaping the elementsof steel - 0
- Kathy Sullivan: We need to rethink some of our county government positions - 0
- Pipes and plans: A chance to show up Mass. - 0
- H.S. Football Power Poll: No doubt - Astros finish on top - 0
- College Hockey: Wildcats home to RPI on Tuesday night - 0
- Manchester school board OK's contract for driver’s ed program - 0
- Unrest erupts after grand jury decides against charges in Ferguson, Mo., shooting - 0
- Malkin, Crosby foil Bruins in overtime - 0
Clinton has 'historic' lead in poll
Sources say former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card to be tapped as Franklin Pierce president
Randy Johnson, Pedro, Smoltz lead HOF ballot
Tough task for NH budget writers
Pipes and plans: A chance to show up Mass.
Teacher 'thrilled' at being reinstated
Paul, Christie share lead in primary poll