The city of Rochester, located in southeastern New Hampshire, is engaged in continuous community improvement projects, including one recent project which involved the Colonial Pines neighborhood. The neighborhood was collecting and treating domestic wastewater with septic systems when the city evaluated expansion of public sewer into the neighborhoodto replace these systems. The primary concern in expanding public sewer to the Colonial Pines residents was their location on the east side of the Spaulding Turnpike, or New Hampshire State Route 16, while the Rochester wastewater treatment plant was located on the west side. A critical first phase to any project required crossing the turnpike.
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