New Hampshire Groundwater Withdrawal Bond

New HampshireSB 56 is a new study measure in the State of New Hampshire concerning the Commission to Study Issues Relative to Groundwater Withdrawals. SB 56 directs the Commission to Study Issues Relative to Groundwater Withdrawals to examine the amount of financial accountability that would be essential for hefty withdrawals of groundwater. The Commission must consider possible harm to the environment and adjacent wells, including unreasonable reductions in well capacity or contaminant migration from off-site sources. The bill initially stated that a financial instrument would have been required, including “bonding or insurance, in at least the quantity of $1 million.” The financial instruments would have been necessary to cover any environmental destruction, including groundwater corruption and unwarranted reductions in well capacity. The bill was transformed into a study measure in the Senate.