There is some news on the continuing issues with the Pierce Island(Portsmouth) sewerage treatment plant. .
There is little mention of the outfall pipe location from an environmental perspective after moving the poop to Pease. It is unacceptable to move the outfall pipe up river. It is beyond the pale to suggest it. The only option is to pipe the poop to Pease, treat it, then send it back to Pierce island and the existing outfall. It is so interesting to me that again Pease pops up. The Pease cracker jack team says , oh we have no problem with you sending poop. We know that you will do the right thing. That you will build a state of the art sewerage treatment plant. What is the current state of the Pease plant , does anyone know? I would like to know.
You cannot put an outfall up the River. The tide would carry it all the way back. Any gains the Great Bay has experienced will be erased.
The outfall pipe is the story.
This Post of mine received little interest back in May. Many people I have spoken with had scant or zip knowledge of this innovative solution. It can take all that storm water that cause CSO’s and treat it slowly. It takes huge pressure off the WWTP. I bet this method is also able to store & transport sewage. Chicago uses a huge tunnel I believe.The tunneling technology is knocked.
The unpleasant and mysterious discharges continue in the Squamscott River. This was taken Sept 6th 2009. I have to tell you, I don’t even report it anymore. I was actually thinking a more militant posture is needed by those that want to Save Great Bay. How much longer are we going to talk about it? If you were invited to an all day seminar on the State of the Great Bay would you pay attention? If you were a significant player would you feel compelled to learn as much as you can and network with other officials? What would you think of someone that brought their knitting? Oh, to be King for a day.
Here are some pleasant shots.
The Thomas Leighton passing Whaleback Light, on it’s way to the Isles of Shoals.
The Leighton is really a local treasure.
We are both underway in the Piscataqua River.
If you look very close ,there is center console hard top just barely visible, it was a funky morning. This is the route 16 bridge.
The best kind of wake.
Stopping at Dunkies before leaving can make the River to Bay transition a very tight squeeze.
Under tow from Dover, docking at Ceres Street. Kyle was on board, I had dropped him in Dover where the Gundalow had been visiting using my boat earlier in the day.
A working water way is so interesting, although the harbor at Monte Carlo still has significant allure.
Monrovia, anyone sure where that it is? All I see is Groucho in a uniform.
Still an issue at some point.
This was a project that appeared to require more than two men. If we ever build a new bridge over the Bay this old bridge will be used somehow in the process.
Our Harbormaster Bud Field keeps his sturdy vessel moored at Newfields landing in the Squamscott.
Kyle, at work.
Tall Ships at Portsmouth NH
That’s the Stratham fair chopper ride you can see. If I zoomed it you can tell he is coming out of a dive, yes a dive. I can assure you that many people got a thrilling ride from what I could see. Love to see the FAA rule book on chopper rides.
I snapped this in DC this Spring. Mine might be roll clouds except for that spike.
The link below has some great cloud pictures.