Since 2016, when PFAS was first discovered at Saint-Gobain, New Hampshire homeowners have been increasingly concerned over the PFAS issue, elevated cancer levels in their communities, and what they could personally do to mitigate their risks.
Today, we are incredibly proud of the NH legislature that passed, helping some families and future families recover some of the funds needed in the form of PFAS rebates! If you are currently looking into PFAS remediation or have had a system installed after September 30, 2019, you may be qualified for the rebate program, depending on application and approval from NHDES*.
This rebate allows for up to $5,000 (for a PFAS filtration system) or $10,000 to connect the structure to a public water system that’s available; it is per residential structure for those on well water.
What you need to know about the rebate.
To get all the details on the qualifiers, method of applying, and documentation, visit the NHDES page. But to go over the basics, here is a rough outline of the process you would go through —
- Prove that your PFAS exceeds 1+ of the NHDES’ Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) and you have not received bottled water or previous treatment from third parties.
- To be eligible, you must be the owner of a single or multi-unit dwelling (or a tenant/occupant who has not had their landlord apply for the rebate), or a vendor/subcontractor who is given permission via waiver to apply on behalf of the applicant.
- You can apply online or fill out the forms.
- For reimbursement, you need lab results showing your water is at or above the exceedance level, receipts and invoices, spec sheets for the treatment media, photo documentation of the system or connection, and post-treatment lab results proving the PFAS reduction.
Working with NH Tap and claiming your rebate.
Your team at NH Tap is an approved contractor on the state list, and we look forward to helping those who need this filtration system get the best water quality and eliminate the hazard they currently face with PFAS contamination.
Our easy process:
Step 1: Get your well water tested for PFAS.
This is a service we can provide through a third-party lab, or you can have it completed directly by the lab of your choice. Pricing for a PFAS lab test typically runs $350, and results typically take 3–5 weeks. Simply sign up for a PFAS Lab Test to see what’s in your water and what you can do about it.
Step 2: We provide you with a quote for a PFAS filtration solution.
If your water does have unsafe levels of PFAS, we will provide you with a quote for a PFAS water filtration system. The NH Tap PFAS Pure™ Filtration System removes all trace elements of PFAS with a superior carbon filtration media. All of our quotes include the cost of professional installation, 5-year warranty on parts and installation, and estimated maintenance intervals and costs.
Step 3: Schedule your home installation.
NH Tap will work with you to find an installation date that works with your schedule. If you had your water tested by a third party, we’ll need to do a site-check prior to your installation date. Please note that we’ve seen a lot of activity since the rebate program was offered. So be sure to act quickly while funding for this rebate program is still available.
Step 4: Apply for your rebate with the state.
NHDES is accepting applications online (preferred), as well as by mail, email or hand delivered. Full details on the submission process as well as qualifications can be found on the NHDES website.
Step 5: Enjoy your purified water!