The new Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility hosted a ribbon-cutting in July 2021 with EPA and other State and local officials and project contractors participating. As intended, this project significantly increased the level of wastewater treatment provided at the facility, resulting in improved effluent discharged to the Piscataqua River. The upgrade included the installation of new headworks, rotary screw presses for solids dewatering and an advanced secondary biological treatment process which removes organics and nitrogen. The $93 million project marks a milestone in the City’s history and with $81.9 million in state funding, is the largest in the history of the NH State Revolving Fund loan programs that support drinking water safety, water quality, and public health through low-cost financial assistance. As detailed in the Awards section, the upgrade project has received several awards for its completion under year-round weather conditions and without interruption to the continued operation of the existing treatment facility.Go to WWTF tour video
Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility has received the following awards:
- 2023 NH DES plant of the Year
- 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies of MA Project Excellence Award for the Silver
- Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT) Excellence in Construction Award and Chairman’s Award
Progress videos are available on our YouTube page, shown below.