Hudson is a delightful suburban town Just east of Nashua, across the river. it offers serene and convenient living for its 25,000-plus residents. A thriving community, it has been growing for years with more restaurants and shopping plazas, providing the conveniences of a larger town while still having a close-knit feel. While many of the homes are connected to public service utilities for their water, some are still using well water sourcing.
Hudson residents still need better water quality.
In this town, there are some challenges to water quality, including arsenic contamination as well as PFAS exposure. Hudson has been very forthcoming with its concern over PFAS, limiting the consumption of fish from its Robinson Pond back in 2020, as the NHDES evaluated the water quality. And in 2021, The state Department of Environmental Protection found the town streaming water was tainted with PFAS by Precision Coating Co, Boyd Coating Research Co., Inc., and Dylan, LLC. Since that time, Hudson has been able to treat the water source that was tainted and has been able to maintain lower PFAS levels, below the state’s advisory levels. While this may serve as a comfort to some — PFAS is still in the water, still entering human bodies through the water supply.
City water vs. well water in Hudson
While Hudson’s city water does meet state and federal water standards, water supplies throughout the state in nearby towns have varying levels of PFAS, chlorine, and additional contaminants. If you have well water in Hudson, you may also be concerned about chemical runoff, arsenic, bacteria, and other pollutants.
Contaminants potentially in Hudson, NH water
With potential contaminants in the town water supply and nearby waterways, homeowners and business people should be sampling their water to find the exact issues and identify the right solutions to provide safe water for their neighbors, customers, and family members.
Currently, the most common and potential water concerns throughout the state of New Hampshire include the following —
- Fluoride, which causes discolored teeth, bones, and other health issues.
- Lead from natural sources or old pipes can cause developmental issues in children.
- PFAS/PFOA due to the different NH manufacturing spills using PFAS-laden products.
- Bacterial contamination in wells from things like E.coli can cause severe medical problems.
- Arsenic, found in 1-in-3 wells, comes from NH bedrock.
- Radon is another odorless and colorless gas released from bedrock into homes and water supplies.
- Pharmaceuticals enter the water when people inadequately dispose of them.
- Heavy metals are present in the water due to human activity.
- Pesticides, Nitrates, and Chloride (salt from the roads and septic systems) can lead to health and fertility/growth issues.
While Hudson’s town water quality does remain within permitted limits, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), commonly(and legally) permitted levels approved by the state may not be what is most suitable for human health. Let’s take a look at what the EWG reports on water and health — and what they report specifically about Hudson water.
The EWG report for Hudson, NH.
The EWG is a non-profit organization that provides resources (including a water guide) for people to determine what is healthy for the earth and personal use. Their water database rates your water, by zipcode, on various factors. The EWG reported that Hudson water contains greater than recommended levels of four main carcinogens in the city water.
These contaminants include —
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (1,116x over the EWG guidelines)
Pfoa is a type of pfos chemical linked to several adverse health effects, including immune system impacts, various types of cancers, liver damage, increased cholesterol levels, and developmental delays in fetuses and infants. Having this kind of exposure long-term could indicate a significant concern for health risks.
Haloacetic acids (HAA9)† (240x over the EWG guidelines)
Haloacetic acids Are disinfection byproducts from chlorine reacting with various organic matter. When you have long exposure to this chemical, you can have an increased risk of cancer, liver problems, reproductive issues, kidney issues, and potential developmental delays and infants.
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)† (105x over the EWG guidelines)
This chemical is also a disinfection by-product from chlorine, which has been associated with an increased risk of cancer and central nervous system adverse effects.
Bromochloroacetic acid (116x over the EWG guidelines)
Exposure to this high level can cause adverse health effects including cancer, bladder and colorectal issues, liver function, kidney health, and reproductive development.
These and other risks from home wells are all facets of wellness that can affect future generations with potential health issues. At NH Tap, we exist to help people understand the problems and get water solutions for Hudson homes. No matter if you’re on well or city water, you can have peace of mind with truly clean water for you and your loved ones.
Schedule a free or custom water test at any time!
NH Tap’s recommendations for clean water in Hudson.
All New Hampshire residents cannot afford not to be aware of water standards and quality reports — whether they use well or city-supplied water. Here are some things to remember about the water purification that city water goes through and your options for water —
- City water depends on chemicals to clean the water, leaving potentially carcinogenic chemical byproducts behind.
- Under the sink or refrigerator filtration units do not eliminate most contaminants. And as your skin is the largest organ, if you absorb chemically-tainted water through the skin, you can still suffer adverse effects despite drinking quality water.
- While many believe bottled water is a safer alternative than tap water, studies have shown that bottled water is no cleaner than tap water when it comes to specific contaminants, in addition to the added plastic use.
Schedule a water test to find out if you have contaminants in your water.
The NH Tap team supports our communities by helping people learn about their water needs. Because we customize our water filtration units for New Hampshire water, we deliver suitable filtration media to remove contaminants specific to your Hudson public water or private well water. We offer —
- Free installation on all of our filtration systems
- 5-year warranty (including parts and labor)
- A lifetime of support
Ensuring that you have safe water starts with understanding the water quality problems in your town and, more directly, in your home. NH Tap can supply a range of water tests (some that are free) to check the exact levels of contamination, so you can find out what filtration solution would best serve you.
Get Hudson’s best public or well water filtration.
Whether you have well water or use city water, NH Tap can help you and your family gain peace of mind and enjoy delicious, pure water for years.
NH Tap developed whole-home filtration systems for Hudson, NH that eliminate 99.9% of common water contaminants, including PFAS. We also provide a 5-star experience for everyone who has us conduct a water test or install one of our systems. Our long-lasting, single-tank units are relatively compact and installed on-site to help your family avoid everything from heavy metals and chlorine to industrial chemicals and more — allowing you to have the purest water for your home or business. We can’t wait to serve you and get you started enjoying only the best water from every faucet and appliance in your home!