Planning board delays decision on MilliporeSigma’s wastewater treatment plant

  • Millipore, Jaffrey NH (Nicholas Handy / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:8PM

Jaffrey’s planning board has requested more documentation from MilliporeSigma before deliberating on a site plan approval for the company’s proposed onsite wastewater treatment plant.

Millipore representatives spoke with the board on Tuesday during a public hearing for the site plan. After some discussion, the board decided Millipore needed to provide a copy of the plan stamped and sealed by a surveyor and other documentation, sketches, and/or photos showing the building’s placement on the property. 

“The goal is not to make things difficult, it’s to be informed,” said board member Laurel McKenzie. 

The board will reconvene on June 26 at 6 p.m. at Millipore for a site walk. The documents in question are expected to be ready at that time.

The proposed pretreatment plant will will utilize a combination of aerobic and anaerobic processes to treat water the company uses to produce their products. After being treated on site, the water will go to the town’s wastewater treatment facility for further processing. 

Millipore recently received a variance from the town’s zoning board from the town’s 100-foot property line setback requirement. 

Lauren Swett, a technical manager with Woodard and Curran – the company handling the design build process for the project – said an alteration of terrain permit through the state’s Department of Environmental Services is currently pending. 

Millipore Engineering Manager John Dishong said during the meeting that Millipore hoped to get a shovel in the ground for site work by mid-July. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.