Sagamore Avenue Sewer Extension Project
In accordance with a September 2016 Peirce Island WWTF Consent Decree the City has begun planning a sewer extension project to provide public sewer service to approximately 103 existing parcels adjacent to our near Sagamore avenue, as depicted in the February 2011 Wright Pierce figure titled "Town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire Sagamore Ave South Sewer Extension Study, Low Pressure Sewer," with the intent to improve water quality at Sagamore Creek. The Consent Decree signed in September 2016 states that "Planning, design and other pre-construction activities for the project shall be completed prior to substantial completion of the Peirce Island WWTF upgrade project. Construction of the sewer extension project shall begin no later than June 30,2020 and shall be substantially completed on or before June 30, 2022."
A public information meeting on September 4, 2019 discussed the design of a new Low Pressure Sewer System (LPSS) ib Sagamore Ave North and the surrounding unsewered roads. The roads in the design include Sagamore Ave, Shaw Road, Cliff Road, part of Walker Bungalow Road, Sagamore Grove and Wentworth Road, as shown on the map below. For the informational presentation, click here.
The project was discussed at a Public Dialogue session before the City Council meeting on October 7, at which time City Manager Bohenko presented this document summarizing Frequently Asked Questions about the project.