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The Dunbarton Board of Selectmen 
Are Asking For Your Cooperation
In Conjunction with the NHDES Drinking
Water and Groundwater Bureau

Due to the Drought Conditions
Please Conserve Water Whenever Possible.

For your short term assistance, a community water supply has been
tested by DES (negative for bacteria) and is available to fill your containers
directly from the faucet located on the south side of the Dunbarton Town Library.

If you have had your water tested, go to http://xml2.des.state.nh.us/DWITool/
for interpretation and optional treatment of private well water quality.

October 21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drought Conditions are Worsening: NHDES Urges the Public to Look for Ways to Conserve Water, to Report Water Shortages and Economic Impacts.

Concord, NH - On October 20, 2016, the NH Drought Management Team (DMT) coordinated by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), met to discuss current drought conditions. Mary Stampone, NH State Climatologist, provided some good and bad news. In accordance with the National Drought Monitor, drought conditions are worsening in areas and spreading. Currently approximately 20% of the state is experiencing abnormally dry conditions and 80% of the state is experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions. The current U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook indicates little improvement in the southern portion of the state, but potential for improvement in the north by the end of January.

“Unfortunately, for many, drought relief cannot come soon enough. At this point we know hundreds of private wells in New Hampshire have experienced water supply issues due to the drought and we expect to see more” said Brandon Kernen, NHDES Hydrology and Water Conservation and Water Use Program Manager. “It is imperative that those in drought areas refrain from using water outdoors and abide by local outdoor water use restrictions, as well as conserve indoors. Looking for easy ways to save water indoors is not always obvious, but fixing household leaks and replacing old water wasting fixtures, such as showerheads, is a simple way for a family to save water, energy, and money on utility bills.”

More information on how to determine if your fixtures are wasting water and how to use the WaterSense label to identify high performing water fixtures may be found by going to www.nhisforwater.org

NHDES has asked homeowners on private wells, as well as industrial, commercial, institutional, and agricultural water users dependent on private sources to report water shortage issues and related economic/financial impacts by filling out an online survey.

Go to www.des.nh.gov and click on the “Drought Information” icon to access the surveys and current information on the drought.

For the latest drought conditions and drought information, go to:
http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dam/drought/index.htm


Lots of Heart but Only One Center

But where does the true center of New England lie? Surely in this age of MapQuest and Google Earth someone could come up with an accurate and impartial answer.

The Boston Globe reported on February 24, 2008, that Suchi Gopal, professor of Boston University Department of Geography and Environment, and Center for remote Sensing used the center of gravity, or "centroid" method of calculation to determine that the center of New England was in Dunbarton, NH.

"A mathematical calculation that uses a digital representation of the six New England states is the most accurate because it's based on a math algorithm that the computer uses to calculate the center based on the boundaries," Gopal said. Her calculation, she added, also took into account the irregular coastline of Maine and the islands off the coast of Massachusetts.

And the answer? A place located at 43.117199 degrees latitude and -71.593498 degrees longitude, only a few miles from the intersection of Interstates 93 and 89: Dunbarton, N.H.

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Street Map of Dunbarton

Google Map

Demographic Information

Assessing and Mapping Search

Town of Dunbarton Annual Report 2015

Video - Dunbarton Board of Selectman Meetings Uncut


  

Online services now available! With e-Reg, you can renew your vehicle registraiton online, get the cost to renew a registration, or get the estimated cost to register a newly-purchased vehicle. With the dog licensing feature, you can renew your pet's license online and have the ability to verify that the rabies information on file is up to date. With the vital records feature, you can request copies of documents such as birth certificates online.

If you would like to receive e-notices reminding you to renew your vehicle registration* or your pet's license, please send your email address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Reminders will be generated from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember to add this address to your safe sender's list.

Linda Landry,
Dunbarton Town Clerk

*Regardless of whether or not you choose to provide an email address, vehicle renewal notices will continue to be sent via snail mail until further notice. Pet license notices will not be sent via snail mail.

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