New Hampshire Safe Water Alliance

Rye, NH
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NH Safe Water Alliance has accomplished much since its January 2017 inception. To date, the Alliance has used only personal funds of its founders and volunteers and has: 1) Created a core group of committed citizens and officials, meeting regularly to develop strategies; 2) Registered NHSWA’s name with the NH Secretary of State; 3) Developed and sponsored 4 pieces of groundbreaking legislation for water safety and chronic disease monitoring based on environmental exposure; 4) Advocated for baseline PFC testing of nearly 80 private wells; 5) Raised private funds for follow-up PFC testing of 3 contaminated private wells; 6) Raised private funds for surface water testing near the Superfund site; 7) Advocated for and received an EPA surface water contamination standard; 8) Developed GIS maps and a database of PFC private well water testing results; 9) Inventoried state and federal health and water quality data reports; 10) Created NHSWA collateral materials; 11) Made numerous presentations to community groups; 12) Presented questions and findings to state and federal regulators at multiple meetings; 13) Developed relationships with local media to create public awareness; 14) Developed a tutorial kit for citizens’ legislative action; 15) Provided research, testimony, advocacy and support for state legislation; and, 16) Participated in the Governor’s Pediatric Cancer Cluster Task Force

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