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Water Department



Contact: Don Hurd
Office e-mail: Water@belmontnh.org 
Address: 143 Main Street
PO Box 310
Belmont, NH 03220-0310
Phone: 603-267-8300 x 120
Emergencies: 603-520-7582 
Fax: 603-267-8327  
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm 



Staff

 Name  Title
Donald Hurd Technician/Laborer
Timothy Ellis Technician/Laborer



Mission


Provide safe and pleasant water to Belmont residents within the distribution system. Provide adequate supply of water needed for fire suppression.



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Sunray Shores Water District (private system)


Services
  • Distribution system maintenance
  • New service connections - New Service Connection applications are available at the Belmont Town Hall in the Water and Land Use Offices.
  • Service shut offs and connections
  • Water meter maintenance and repair
  • Water testing services are not provided by the Belmont Water Department though many local businesses do offer water testing, including the Laconia Water Works Department.
  • Quarterly Billing - Service fees are billed quarterly based on water meter readings
  • See Town Clerk's Webpage for more payment information
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Mail to:

Tax Collector's Office
PO Box 310
Belmont, NH 03220


Hand Deliver to:

Tax Collector's Office
143 Main Street, Belmont



Questions regarding a bill should be directed to the Water Department office



Additional Links
Lakes Region Hazardous Waste Day 2019 Hazardous Waste & Drinking Water 2019


Belmont Water Regulations
NH Department of Environmental Services
Water Service Application We're For Water
NH DES Water Conservation Program


2018 Report Card on Water Quality 2017 Report Card on Water Quality 
2016 Report Card on Water Quality-Belmont

2016 Report Card on Water Quality-Rte 3 (Laconia)
2015 Report Card on Water Quality  
2014 Report Card on Water Quality
2013 Report Card on Water Quality                            
1968 Engineering Report & Map   


 Water System Asset Management Plan Highlights
 February, 2015


 NH DES Be Well Informed Guide
 Information and Guidance for Treating Private Well Water
 Private Water Well Testing Presentation, May 3, 2017





Aquifer and Groundwater Protection

Common Vision
The towns of Belmont, Northfield, and Tilton are very fortunate, in regards to our existing and potential future needs for drinking water, to be located on a large stratified drift aquifer. Water is the most basic of resources, and the three towns have a great responsibility to assure that we preserve water quality and conserve water quantity for future generations. Each of our towns recognizes that we share this valuable resource and agree that there is the need for continued collaborative drinking water resource planning. In order for one town's efforts to be effective, they must be complemented by actions in each of the other towns. Thoughtful planning which works to balance economic growth with groundwater protection will assist our towns in maintaining the viability of common drinking water resources into the future.


Resources

What Can you Do to Protect Water Quality?

Water Efficiency Tips

 Aquifer Project Summary  Aquifer Map
 Protecting Shared Drinking Water  Resources  Aquifer Best Management Practices  Guidebook
 Aquifer Ordinance  Non-Residential Inspection Forms



Privately Owned Registered Water Users

Other Registered Water Suppliers within the community are privately owned/managed.  A full list of those systems can be obtained from the NH Department of Environmental Service One-Stop Data Search Tool.  Check "Registered Water User" as the specific area of interest and "Belmont" as the Town/City.



Water Meter Replacement Project - 2014-2015


12/2015
Belmont looks forward to increased water meter and billing accuracy resulting in increased conservation.  

Read more in the Winter, 2015, Supply Lines with The Source, Newsletter of the NHDES Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau.

12/1/14
The Belmont Water Meter Replacement and AMR Upgrade project is scheduled to begin the week of December 1, 2014. You will be receiving a letter in the next few weeks from the contractor, New England Backflow Inc., requesting that you call for an appointment to have either your meter changed out or providing notification that someone will be out to the property to install a radio read device over your existing touchpad. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. In addition, the Town is also working on an Asset Management Plan for the Water Department.

We have taken great strides to improve our infrastructure and to comply with the stringent rules and regulations that protect our water. Your support of these ongoing efforts is greatly appreciated. Our 2014 Consumer Confidence Report relative to our water system is available on line at www.belmontnh.org.

11/1/14
The Water Meter Replacement Project has been awarded to New England Backflow. In addition, the Town is also working on an Asset Management Plan for the Water Department. We have taken great strides to improve our infrastructure and to comply with the stringent rules and regulations that protect our water. The Belmont Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing in mid-November to consider an increase in the cost per gallon of water; this increase will insure continued improvements and maintenance of the Town’s water system. Your support of these ongoing efforts is greatly appreciated. Our 2014 Consumer Confidence Report relative to our water system is available on line at www.belmontnh.org.

08/29/14
The Town-wide Water Meter Replacement project has gone out to bid and bids will be opened in mid-September. Once a contractor is chosen to work with the Town, we will post notice of who was chosen and contact information. In addition, the Town is also working on an Asset Management Plan for the Water Department. We have taken great strides to improve our infrastructure and to comply with the stringent rules and regulations that protect our water. The Belmont Board of Selectmen will be holding a public hearing this fall to consider an increase in the cost per gallon
of water; this increase will insure continued improvements and maintenance of the Town’s water system. Your support of these ongoing efforts is greatly appreciated. Our 2014 Consumer Confidence Report relative to our water system is available on line at www.belmontnh.org.

04/29/14
The Town-wide Water Meter Replacement project is underway and will be going out to bid mid-summer. Once a contractor is chosen to work with the Town, we will post notice of who was chosen and contact information. In addition, the Town is also working on an Asset Management Plan for the Water Department. We have taken great strides to improve our infrastructure and to comply with the stringent rules and regulations that protect our water. Your support of these ongoing efforts is greatly appreciated.  Our 2014 Consumer Confidence Report relative to our water system is now available.  Jeanne Beaudin, Town Administrator

Town of Belmont Water Meter Replacement Project, Public Information – FAQ Sheet


History

2008  Belmont Sewer and Water Talks End Abruptly  Daily Sun 9/1/18In 1893 the

Rhodes, Wallace P. with assistance and guidance of the Centennial Book Committee Reminiscences of a New Hampshire Town The Belmont Centennial 1869-1969

Belmont Acquaduct Company constructed the municipal water system.  Three wells were dug on Windmill Hill and the reservoir was constructed with a capacity of 115,000 gallons. Water was conducted to houses through wooden (logs) pipes which were banded with iron. Late in the same year the town voted to purchase the assets of this Company for $9,000. Included in the purchase were twenty hydrants, 500 feet of hose, a hose carriage and fire fighting tools. 

Belmont Town Report, February 15, 1894

Water Works
In accordance with the vote of the town, passed at an adjourned meeting, April 15, 1893, we purchased the works and franchises of the Belmont Aqueduct Co., for the sum of nine thousand nine hundred dollars, paying for the same in 20 year 4 per cent. town bonds at par.

We were satisfied that this amount represented the actual cost of the works and that the construction had been carried on as economically as is possible in such undertakings. In arriving at this conclusion we were aided very materially by the report and advice of the special committee chosen by the town to guard and protect its interests during the construction of the works. 

In the deed of transfer the town acquires the rights and franchises of the Belmont Aqueduct Co. which that company obtained from the Legislature of 1893, by charter. The town also acquires all the water rights to several acres of spring land; one reservoir with a capacity of 115,000 gallons, and three wells holding in the aggregate 20,000 gallons, the wells being connected with the reservoir by two one and one-half inch pipes. There is 3,747 feet of 8-inch, and 2,848 1/2 feet 6-inch main pipe, and 4,300 feet 4-inch and several hundred feet 3/4-inch pipe for branches, 20 hydrants, 500 feet hose, hose carriage and various tools that go to equip the system for fire purposes.

The quality of the water is excellent and the supply is deemed sufficient for all practical purposes and doubtless will meet all the demands that are likely to arise. However, in case of an excessive drouth, should the supply fall short, the system is connected with the Gilmanton Mills, so that its force pumps can be set at work and the reservoir filled in half a day's time, the water coming through the penstock which connects with the pond above the village, thus ensuring as pure water as is usually found in larger villages and cities. Therefore we have all the advantages of a pumping station without any extra expense.

The automatic sprinklers of the Mills are supplied with town water, and the rigid rules of the insurance companies compel the Corporation to see that there is not a minute in the year that the sprinklers are not fully supplied so it can be seen that no pumping station could be more ready to meet its requirements than would the mill in case of low water. Although the works were not completed until late in the fall 38 faucets were rented before the season closed and the prospect is that the number will be doubled this year. We would suggest that it would be advisable for the town to charge itself annually with a moderate sum for the use of the hydrants, which with the income from the faucet rentals will be ample to redeem the bonds at maturity.

We have made the following RULES AND REGULATIONS (Historic only).