Growing up along the Merrimack River in Bedford, New Hampshire, NEIWPCC Commissioner Fred McNeill recalls catching large bass with abnormal orange eyes – a result of years of water pollution. In this new video, McNeill shares his 40-year water industry career journey that brought him back to the banks of the Merrimack River, where he now manages northern New England’s largest wastewater treatment facility. McNeill reflects on the transformation of his local waterway and NEIWPCC’s role in advancing clean water throughout the region.

McNeill, chief engineer of the city of Manchester, New Hampshire’s Environmental Protection Division, has served as a NEIWPCC commissioner for 15 years.

Learn more about NEIWPCC’s history in advancing clean water in the Northeast since 1947.

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