It's yours for the asking, 24 hours a day. All you
have to do is turn a faucet. The water you use doesn't come magically
from nowhere. It's a carefully manufactured product - clean, safe,
and piped directly into your home - a valuable resource that shouldn't
be wasted. Water will recycle itself eventually. But high quality
water that we need and expect in our homes is not an infinite resource.
Besides, you're paying for every drop whether it's used or wasted.
So conservation can be a solid favor to your pocketbook, too.
Water Supply and Distribution
the pristine and protected development watershed in the White Mountain
National Forest water flows by gravity into Littleton at the rate
of up to 1.8 million gallons per day (gpd).
We also have in Town a backup that's an ever flowing drilled rock
well capable of supplying another 400,000 gpd. As Littleton only
uses at present about 500,000 gpd, we have an abundant resource
with low operational costs.
The water system is fully in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water
Act upon completion of a unique chlorine dioxide dis-infection system
in 1994. Chorine dioxide results in elimination of taste and odor
complaints associated with conventional dis-infection systems.
Major improvements were made to the Town's industrial park in 1994
and 1995 with completion of loop feed systems in the park. Likewise,
ongoing improvements are being made and planned for in the water
distribution system with replacement of small diameter pipes and
completion of loop feed elsewhere in Town without having to raise
Littleton also has over 2.5 million gallons of covered storage in
Town with available fire flow in excess of 1200gpm in the industrial