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Statutes > New-hampshire > TITLEL > CHAPTER485-A > 485-A-45


   I. The department is authorized and directed to acquire, plan, construct, and operate, to serve certain municipalities within the Winnipesaukee river basin (including, but not necessarily limited to Meredith, Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Sanbornton, Tilton, Northfield, and Franklin) any and all sewage and waste disposal facilities (meaning only those facilities eligible for state aid) in accordance with basin and regional treatment needs consistent with federal and state requirements.
   II. The word ""construction'' shall include all engineering services in addition to the construction of new sewage or waste treatment plants, pumping stations, and intercepting sewers; the altering, improving or adding to existing treatment plants, pumping stations, and intercepting sewers (except those intercepting sewers and facilities retained by municipalities); or any other associated work, or both, the intent being to include within the department area of responsibility all construction work considered eligible for state financial assistance under the provisions of RSA 486, and including any necessary land acquisition, easements and rights-of-way.
   III. To achieve a high degree of reliability and to provide for efficient layout, construction and maintenance of pollution control facilities, the department is authorized to locate sewer and related facilities in all public roadways, whether owned or controlled by a municipality or the state subject to RSA 236:9.
   IV. The department is also obligated to restore the public roads, when disturbed for the purpose indicated in paragraph III, to a condition acceptable to local and state highway authorities.
   V. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impair or repeal the authority conferred upon municipalities, under RSA 149-I, to construct main drains and common sewers. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impair or repeal the authority conferred upon municipalities under RSA 147 to make and enforce regulations concerning disposal of wastes and abatement of nuisances. The municipalities served under this chapter may, by ordinance or regulation, increase the 100 foot distance contained in RSA 147:8 and RSA 147:11. Such regulations shall apply to the municipal sewerage system and to the regional facilities located within the municipality.
   VI. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to entitle municipalities to receive state aid in excess of their entitlement as provided for in connection with construction as defined in RSA 486.
   VII. To produce maximum benefits with the least expenditure of federal, state, and local funds, the department, or any municipality served under this subdivision, is authorized, under terms mutually agreed upon, to accept full responsibility for the planning of sewerage projects involving a mixture of eligible and ineligible facilities as defined in RSA 486. The department and the particular municipality involved will bear their pro-rata share of the associated costs for the work performed under such an agreement.

Source. 1989, 339:1. 1996, 228:106, eff. July 1, 1996.