Hampton Force Main Break Official Update

 

Press Release – UPDATE

5 February 2016

Hampton Force Main Break Official Update

Hampton, NH – The Town of Hampton continues to monitor and test for bacteria in the Tide Mill Creek Salt Marsh Area and along Hampton Beach due to the sewer force main failure located between the Church Street Pump Station and the Hampton Waste Water Facility that occurred on February 2, 2016.   Working with NHDES, testing has occurred at various locations throughout the watershed with specific testing for bacteria along Hampton Beach. 

With the Penguin Plunge occurring this weekend, the safety of all our residents, pets, visitors, spectators and participants has and continues to be a focal concern.  State Standards have been established that activate beach advisories when there is a possible presence of certain bacteria (Enterococci ) that exceed threshold values.  NHDES results from testing on February 3rd and February 4th indicate 10 MPN/100ml or less.  These results are well within normal range for coastal beaches.  According to the NHDES Beach Inspection program, “At a coastal beach, an advisory is posted if either two or more samples taken at a beach exceed the state standard of 104 counts of Enterococci per 100 ml of water OR when one sample exceeds 178 counts of Enterococci per 100 mL of water.”  The testing results compared to the state standard thresholds confirm that there is no danger of holding this event due to the failed force main.

Ongoing testing will continue as the Town obtains emergency permits to excavate the failed forcemain.  It is the intent of the Town’s project team to determine the cause of failure and propose solutions for remediation. We continue to work NHDES and other federal, state and local agencies. 

The town is committed to providing additional updates as new information is received. 

All inquiries, point of contact Town Manager’s Office.

3 February 2016, Hampton Force Main Break Official Update


Hampton Force Main Break Official Update

Hampton, NH – The Town of Hampton has been working with NHDES to identify potential sources related to high bacterial contamination near Tide Mill Creek, which flows into Hampton Harbor.  On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, a sewer force main failure was identified between the Church Street Pump Station and the Hampton Waste Water Facility. This failure resulted in the discharge of effluent waste water into the Tide Mill Creek Salt Marsh area. The source was located by Hampton DPW Staff and NHDES Officials.  Since the discovery, the use of the failed force main has been discontinued and the associated waste water flows have been transferred to a secondary force main. The Church Street Pump Station remains functional. 

The Town has notified all appropriate authorities and continues to work with NHDES and other federal, state and local agencies regarding the need to further investigate and remediate this failure.  The Hampton Board of Selectman have met in an emergency meeting called on Wednesday afternoon with the Public Works leadership.

The results of recent testing vary in concentration (ranging from 11 MPN/100ml to 1600MPN/100ml) based on the location of the test, and are significantly higher in areas located in the vicinity of the failed force main.  Water quality testing on area beaches is ongoing, the results of which will be available on Thursday February 4, 2016.

The Town of Hampton Officials continue to vigorously monitor this situation.

All inquiries, point of contact Town Manager’s Office.

 

Presidential Primary

 

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY FEBRUARY 9, 2016

POLLING HOURS: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: WINNNACUNNET HIGH SCHOOL, DINING HALL

Emergency Kits

In a disaster there is no time to get ready. Get ready now by taking the essential step of preparing your emergency kit.

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Take Action – Complete Your Emergency Kit

Your emergency kit contains basic items you and your family may need if an emergency happens. When a disaster hits, your family will depend on you. Take the first step towards getting ready to take care of yourself and your family: prepare an emergency kit. At a minimum, plan to have at least a 3-day supply, of food, water and medicine.

It is important to remember to review the content of your kit on a regular basis. Some items can expire – like bottled water. Taking action means checking your kit and exchanging these items for fresh supplies. You can always use supplies to swap out before they expire for lunch or dinner.

Don't forget:

Be Safe!

Winter Parking Ban


It shall be unlawful for any person having the custody or control of any vehicle to place, to park or cause the same to be parked, whether occupied or not, on any way in the Town of Hampton during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. between the dates of November 15 each year and March 15 of the following year.

Winter Parking Ban Exemption

The use of the Veterans of World War II at Ashworth Avenue and the Veterans of World War I at Island Path Municipal Lots for off-street parking of personal vehicles shall be allowed only during the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following day, between the dates of November 15 each year and March 15 of the following year.

Emergency and Non-Emergency News Delivery Systems

 

The Town has Non-Emergency News delivery systems to help citizens stay informed of what's happing in the Town.

Facebook Page: Mark the Town's Web page as a "Like" using your Facebook account to pick up to the minute information and news.

Voice Calling System and E-mail Subscription are an easy single form sign up for news and information.  The Voice Caling System is a 30 second message used for things like Winter Parking Bans, Trash Collection Cancellation and Closures.   E-mail Subscription is more detailed in nature and used for a wider variety of subjects.

State of NH Homeland Security, Emergency Notifications

NH Alerts is a free service provided by the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Emergency and community messages are initiated by authorized public safety officials at the State level and severe weather warnings are initiated directly by the National Weather Service.

Monthly TV Broadcast Schedule of Live Meetings

To stay up to date with any changes, please check out the Town Meeting Calendar at
http://www.hamptonnh.gov/?page_id=364

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 1

Board of Selectmen Meeting 7 pm

Note 1

 

 

Energy Committee

7 pm

 

Week 2

Board of Selectmen Meeting 7 pm

Note 1

 

Planning Board 7pm

 

 

Week 3

Board of Selectmen Meeting 7 pm

Note 1

Hampton School Board 6:30 pm

 

Zoning Board of Adjustments

7 pm

 

Week 4

Board of Selectmen Meeting 7 pm

Note 1

Budget Committee 7pm
Note 2

 

Zoning Board of Adjustments

7 pm
Note 3

 

 

Note 1.  Board of Selectmen adopt a summer schedule that is posted on the Town Meeting Calendar.

Note 2.  Budget Committee adopts a winter schedule that is posted on the Town Meeting Calendar.

Note 3.  Zoning board of adjustment keeps an overflow meeting just in case schedule cannot be handled in one night.

Hampton Force Main Break Official Update

 

Press Release – UPDATE

5 February 2016

Hampton Force Main Break Official Update

Hampton, NH – The Town of Hampton continues to monitor and test for bacteria in the Tide Mill Creek Salt Marsh Area and along Hampton Beach due to the sewer force main failure located between the Church Street Pump Station and the Hampton Waste Water Facility that occurred on February 2, 2016.   Working with NHDES, testing has occurred at various locations throughout the watershed with specific testing for bacteria along Hampton Beach. 

With the Penguin Plunge occurring this weekend, the safety of all our residents, pets, visitors, spectators and participants has and continues to be a focal concern.  State Standards have been established that activate beach advisories when there is a possible presence of certain bacteria (Enterococci ) that exceed threshold values.  NHDES results from testing on February 3rd and February 4th indicate 10 MPN/100ml or less.  These results are well within normal range for coastal beaches.  According to the NHDES Beach Inspection program, “At a coastal beach, an advisory is posted if either two or more samples taken at a beach exceed the state standard of 104 counts of Enterococci per 100 ml of water OR when one sample exceeds 178 counts of Enterococci per 100 mL of water.”  The testing results compared to the state standard thresholds confirm that there is no danger of holding this event due to the failed force main.

Ongoing testing will continue as the Town obtains emergency permits to excavate the failed forcemain.  It is the intent of the Town’s project team to determine the cause of failure and propose solutions for remediation. We continue to work NHDES and other federal, state and local agencies. 

The town is committed to providing additional updates as new information is received. 

All inquiries, point of contact Town Manager’s Office.

3 February 2016, Hampton Force Main Break Official Update


Hampton Force Main Break Official Update

Hampton, NH – The Town of Hampton has been working with NHDES to identify potential sources related to high bacterial contamination near Tide Mill Creek, which flows into Hampton Harbor.  On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, a sewer force main failure was identified between the Church Street Pump Station and the Hampton Waste Water Facility. This failure resulted in the discharge of effluent waste water into the Tide Mill Creek Salt Marsh area. The source was located by Hampton DPW Staff and NHDES Officials.  Since the discovery, the use of the failed force main has been discontinued and the associated waste water flows have been transferred to a secondary force main. The Church Street Pump Station remains functional. 

The Town has notified all appropriate authorities and continues to work with NHDES and other federal, state and local agencies regarding the need to further investigate and remediate this failure.  The Hampton Board of Selectman have met in an emergency meeting called on Wednesday afternoon with the Public Works leadership.

The results of recent testing vary in concentration (ranging from 11 MPN/100ml to 1600MPN/100ml) based on the location of the test, and are significantly higher in areas located in the vicinity of the failed force main.  Water quality testing on area beaches is ongoing, the results of which will be available on Thursday February 4, 2016.

The Town of Hampton Officials continue to vigorously monitor this situation.

All inquiries, point of contact Town Manager’s Office.

 

2016 Deliberative Session Warrant

 

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Presidential Primary

 

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY FEBRUARY 9, 2016

POLLING HOURS: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: WINNNACUNNET HIGH SCHOOL, DINING HALL

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2016 Zoning Warrant Articles


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Emergency Kits

In a disaster there is no time to get ready. Get ready now by taking the essential step of preparing your emergency kit.

photo of emergency kit checklist

Take Action – Complete Your Emergency Kit

Your emergency kit contains basic items you and your family may need if an emergency happens. When a disaster hits, your family will depend on you. Take the first step towards getting ready to take care of yourself and your family: prepare an emergency kit. At a minimum, plan to have at least a 3-day supply, of food, water and medicine.

It is important to remember to review the content of your kit on a regular basis. Some items can expire – like bottled water. Taking action means checking your kit and exchanging these items for fresh supplies. You can always use supplies to swap out before they expire for lunch or dinner.

Don't forget:

Be Safe!

Winter Parking Reminder from the State

 

Winter Parking Ban


It shall be unlawful for any person having the custody or control of any vehicle to place, to park or cause the same to be parked, whether occupied or not, on any way in the Town of Hampton during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. between the dates of November 15 each year and March 15 of the following year.

Winter Parking Ban Exemption

The use of the Veterans of World War II at Ashworth Avenue and the Veterans of World War I at Island Path Municipal Lots for off-street parking of personal vehicles shall be allowed only during the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following day, between the dates of November 15 each year and March 15 of the following year.

Emergency and Non-Emergency News Delivery Systems

 

The Town has Non-Emergency News delivery systems to help citizens stay informed of what's happing in the Town.

Facebook Page: Mark the Town's Web page as a "Like" using your Facebook account to pick up to the minute information and news.

Voice Calling System and E-mail Subscription are an easy single form sign up for news and information.  The Voice Caling System is a 30 second message used for things like Winter Parking Bans, Trash Collection Cancellation and Closures.   E-mail Subscription is more detailed in nature and used for a wider variety of subjects.

State of NH Homeland Security, Emergency Notifications

NH Alerts is a free service provided by the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Emergency and community messages are initiated by authorized public safety officials at the State level and severe weather warnings are initiated directly by the National Weather Service.

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