Arsenic is a naturally occurring element and a prevalent water contaminant across the U.S. In New Hampshire, it was detected above health guidelines in 276 water utilities that served 199,455 people between 2017 and 2019.

How does it get into drinking water? While arsenic occurs naturally in sediment and can seep into groundwater that way, it’s also caused by human activity like mining or agricultural runoff due to its use in pesticides.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) set the maximum concentration level of arsenic at 10 ppb (parts per billion) back in 2001. However, the State of New Hampshire has set their action level for arsenic levels to not surpass 5 ppb for it to truly be safe and not pose health risks.

They report that thousands of cases of cancer can be traced back to arsenic every year in the U.S. Other health effects can also include damage to the brain and nervous system, and an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. With such high consequences and an alarmingly high prevalence in New Hampshire, it’s crucial to test your drinking water for arsenic.

Sign up for an arsenic water test to ensure arsenic is not in your drinking water.

Hopefully, your drinking water is arsenic-free. But you won’t know until you test. If arsenic is detected, you have options for effectively filtering it out and protecting your household against future harm. NH Tap is here to help you through each stage of the process. Our expert water specialists know how to test for arsenic in water, how to analyze results, and what steps to take after.

What to expect during your arsenic water test.

You’re ready for an arsenic water test. What does it look like? After you schedule an appointment, one of our experienced professionals will collect a sample at your home with a specialized arsenic water test kit, and then send it to a certified laboratory for analysis. After we receive the results, we’ll report back to you with a breakdown of your water’s composition, whether you have high levels of arsenic, and what treatment options are recommended if remediation is necessary.

When we test well water for arsenic, it’s free. If testing public water for arsenic, the cost is only $50 and includes the sampling, analysis, and personalized service.

Steps to getting the purest water.

Your safety and well-being depend on pure, safe drinking water, and we’re here to help. We keep the process smooth and straightforward, ensuring you receive an accurate assessment and solutions that fit your home and needs. Here’s how it will work:

  • Step 1: Schedule an in-home appointment for one of our water specialists to collect a sample.
  • Step 2: Receive arsenic water test results and analysis within one week.
  • Step 3: Find the specific water filtration system needed for your water.
  • Step 4: Enjoy your home’s pure water worry-free.

Schedule your arsenic water test today!

Say goodbye to arsenic in drinking water and ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy with the best well water filtration systems in New Hampshire- schedule your arsenic water test with NH Tap today!

Helping the New Hampshire community with cleaner water.

Common questions about arsenic water testing.

Q: Health effects of arsenic in drinking water

A: Arsenic in drinking water poses serious health consequences including increased risk of cancer, damage to the central nervous system, organs, and skin, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and potential impairment to the brain and immune systems of developing infants with prenatal exposure.

Q: How are the arsenic issues impacting NH residents?

A: Nearly 200,000 New Hampshire residents were supplied water from utilities where arsenic was detected and reported between 2017 and 2019. That doesn’t include statewide private wells which serve thousands of other people and may contain unsafe levels of arsenic.

Q: How do we test for arsenic to keep you and your family safe?

A: At NH Tap, we use advanced arsenic water test kits that accurately capture concentration levels if arsenic from a sample taken at your home. In partnership with a certified laboratory, we can confidently provide a detailed assessment of your water quality and recommendations for filtration or other preventative measures.

Q: What methods are used to test for arsenic in water?

A: If you choose not to use a professional service provider like NH Tap, you can purchase an arsenic water test kit, take the sample yourself, and send it to a laboratory for analysis.

Q: What are the legal requirements for arsenic water testing In New Hampshire?

A: New Hampshire doesn’t regulate arsenic water testing. However, the state does work with public water utilities to maintain compliance with legal limits of contaminants, as set by branches like the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Private water wells are not under state supervision and homeowners are responsible for their own water testing.

Q: How often should an arsenic water test be conducted?

A: We recommend you conduct an arsenic water test every 3-5 years or whenever you change to a new water system. If you install a filtration system with NH Tap, we offer lifetime support and will work with you to maintain safe drinking water.

Q: Do you offer arsenic water testing near me?

A: NH Tap offers arsenic water testing throughout southern New Hampshire. See our service area list for specific towns and cities we serve. Even if your area isn’t included, please reach out. We may be able to help.

Q: How much does an arsenic water test cost?

A: NH tap tests arsenic in well water for free. If you’re on a public water system, an arsenic test costs $50, which includes the cost of labor, supplies, and lab testing.