Hampton Falls NH eyes sewer to boost Route 1 commercial district

Hampton Falls and Seabrook officials are moving forward on a possible cooperative effort to bring public sewer to Hampton Falls Route 1 commercial district.

For years, Hampton Falls discussed bringing sewer to Route 1 (Lafayette Road) hoping to enhance the area’s development potential. But big or small, new sewer systems don’t come cheap. So, Hampton Falls began looking at its neighbors, especially Seabrook, to see if community leaders are receptive to allowing Hampton Falls to hook up to Seabrook’s existing sewer system.

Hampton Falls NH eyes sewer to boost Route 1 commercial district

Until recently a fee structure for such a cooperative effort was sketchy at best. With Hampton Falls’ recent action on the issue, however, Seabrook Town Manager Bill Manzi received permission from the selectmen at their May 2 meeting to hammer out figures on what to charge Hampton Falls to buy into Seabrook’s sewer system.

Manzi and Curtis Slayton, Seabrook’s sewer superintendent, will meet with engineers to develop the payment plan, and bring it back to Seabrook’s selectmen to see if the project meets approval.

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