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Protecting the Ossipee Aquifer:
The dangers of a proposed gas station on Route 25 and other threats

Presentation by Dr. Robert Newton, hydro geologist and professor emeritus of geosciences at Smith College.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
6 to 8 p.m. at Runnells Hall Chocorua, NH
Zoom option available: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuce-srjIrHdYRvEN1UE5FQu3S7ztK8dpU

Born from glaciers, the Ossipee Aquifer is the largest stratified drift aquifer in the State. Residents and businesses in Effingham, Freedom, Ossipee, Madison, Sandwich, Tamworth and many other towns in New Hampshire and Maine obtain their drinking water from the Ossipee Aquifer. How do we protect it? Do all areas warrant equal protection? Or are some areas more vulnerable?

The proposed gas station in Effingham is a good example as it is located in a particularly vulnerable spot. Not all areas of the aquifer are as susceptible to contamination. This talk will explain why some areas are more vulnerable than others and why we need to be extra cautious in these particular areas.

Dr. Newton’s presentation will be less than an hour, and there will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.