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Water Treatment & Distribution
The Water Treatment Division and Highway and Utilities Division of Concord General Services provide services for the treatment and distribution of potable water in Concord. The City of Concord has five water storage tanks that hold a total of 7.5 million gallons of water, which are used to regulate water distribution and are ready to maintain the water supply to the community in case of emergency situations. The water distribution system in Concord contains 172 miles of piping that delivers potable water to approximately 12,000 service connections.

Life depends on water, yet only 1% of the world’s water is suitable for use. Water is a valuable resource that we use daily for drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning, agriculture, recreation, and fire protection. Public health depends on safe drinking water, and national standards are enforced to protect the public from contaminants in the water supply. The City of Concord processes the public water supply to meet these standards and to ensure a healthy community.

Report A Concern

Emergencies should be called in to 603-228-2737 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week, and to 603-225-8696 after hours and during the weekend., otherwise please use our request tracker to report non-emergencies.


Drought Conditions

Concord Precipitation Levels

Severe drought conditions continue. As of the end of November, Concord has received 29.75 inches of precipitation for the year. The year to date average precipitation for this time of year is 37.41 inches, leaving a shortfall of 7.66 inches. Increased precipitation and reduced water consumption is what Concord needs to help restore the community's watershed. The biggest concern is not receiving sufficient snowfall this winter to restore the Penacook Lake watershed. If precipitation levels remain this way through winter, a water ban will need to be considered for next year. The City of Concord is asking all water customers to continue to use water wisely and consider more long-term solutions to help conserve water resources, such as upgrading fixtures to EPA WaterSense labeled products to reduce water consumption, save energy, and potentially even save money off utility bills. There are other things water consumers can do to minimize water use indoors – such as turning off faucets while washing dishes and hands, only washing full loads of laundry, taking shorter showers, and fixing any household leaks. Residents should adopt these water saving habits throughout the year to help reduce demand on our community’s water resources. Conservation recommendations are available at www.concordnh.gov/conservation to find new ways to use water wisely. Updated information on the drought can be found at www.des.nh.gov.



Water Treatment Plant


Concord Water Treatment Plant

The water treatment plant was built in 1974 and has a 10 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) capacity, but is currently treating an average of 4 MGD for Concord water consumers. Water is used more frequently in the warmer months, so the plant treats an average of 5.5 MGD in the summer. The treatment process is a traditional surface water treatment that involves coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration. Treated water is then distributed throughout Concord to provide easy access to one of life’s basic necessities.

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311 North State Street 
Concord, NH 03301

Operation Hours:
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Administration Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 603-228-2737
Fax:     603-224-6729