DPW Press Releases

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NHDES Installs Temporary Air Quality Monitoring Devices Near Railyard

December 17, 2021

The City of Portsmouth has authorized the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to place temporary air quality monitoring devices in locations surrounding the Foundry Place Garage. The air quality study was authorized by NHDES in response to City concerns regarding air quality complaints from the neighborhood and residents’ reports of emissions from locomotives in the railyard.

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City DPW Receives Multiple Awards for Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility

December 4, 2021

Both the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a national nonprofit association that provides technical education and training for water quality professionals, and the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT) have selected City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works and Methuen Construction awards for the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility upgra

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City of Portsmouth DPW Begins Sewer Force Main Construction on Peirce Island Nov 29

December 4, 2021

Contractors for the City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works will begin work on a project to replace sewer force mains on Peirce Island on Monday, November 29, 2021, and continuing to June 2022. Construction and equipment on and adjacent to Peirce Island Road and on the Peirce Island Road Bridge will impede traffic, on an intermittent basis, on weekdays between 7 am and 6 pm.

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City Sewer Flow Assessment on Lafayette Road and Maple Haven Neighborhoods Planned Starting Mon Night December 6

December 4, 2021

In order to update its existing knowledge of the sewer line in the neighborhoods around Ocean Road and Lafayette Road, the City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works will conduct a flow isolation and infiltration assessment, starting at midnight on Monday, December 6, 2021. The work is scheduled to take place between midnight and 6 am, through December 10, 2021, weather permitting.

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City Parking Division Phases Out EasyPark Program

October 12, 2021

EasyParkUSA has notified New Hampshire cities participating in its EasyPark program that the company has begun phasing out their on-dash devices. EasyParkUSA has already discontinued the sale of new devices, although existing customers will be able to continue to use their devices in any participating New Hampshire city, and use up any remaining balance on their accounts, until December 31, 2021.  At that time, all accounts will be closed and no further service fees will be charged.

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City hosts Household Hazardous Waste Day October 30

October 4, 2021

The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will hold its biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Public Works facility at 680 Peverly Hill Road. Residents of Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington are encouraged to bring household chemicals for safe disposal between 8 am and 12 noon. Proof of residency is required.