Barnstead, NH is home to several large, beautiful lakes. In fact, about 4.2% of the town is water! Fed by the Suncook River, it’s part of the Merrimack River watershed which has received a lot of attention for its high levels of pollution.

If you are concerned about the quality of your water supply, NH Tap is here to equip you with water testing and best-in-class water filtration systems.

Water quality in the Barnstead, NH area.

Barnstead is part of a few watersheds including the Merrimack and Locke Lake, and sources water from a number of waterways. Test results for water quality at Locke Lake showed Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), synthetic organic compounds, radiological substances, lead, copper, and secondary aesthetic contaminants like iron and chloride. All measurements were at safe levels.

The Merrimack watershed has a complicated past that does include a history of pollution from untreated sewage, algae blooms, illegal disposals, and litter. These pollutants introduce contaminants, such as bacteria and pharmaceutical compounds, that are serious health threats for people who come into contact with them. 

In efforts to curb potential harm, authorities like the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have been sampling and working to clean the Merrimack. But what can you do to protect yourself?

Start by testing your public or well water supplies for bacteria or chemical compounds. Then, incorporate filtration systems if necessary. At NH Tap, we use the best technology to safeguard you and your family’s health through hassle-free water testing and water filtration services.

Find out what’s in your water with our water testing services.

To prioritize the safety of your family’s well-being and the quality of your home’s water, first identify potential health risks such as lead, bacteria, or chemicals through water testing. Samples provide you with insight and expert interpretation guides you through remedial or preventive actions like installing a filtration system. NH Tap offers a comprehensive range of water testing services covering public water, well water, and PFAS & PFOA chemicals.

Public Water Testing

For patrons of public water, concerns are typically a little lower because local authorities already provide periodic testing and water treatment. Test results are usually reported to the public, as we saw earlier from the Pennichuck samples, and notifications are issued if there are serious concerns.

However, because of the unique plumbing and structural setups of individual homes, custom, onsite testing and analysis will provide you with a better and more reliable understanding of your home’s water quality. NH Tap offers public water testing for Barnstead residents so that you don’t have to worry.

Learn more about public water testing

Well Water Testing

If your house is supplied by a well rather than public water, you don’t have as many safety nets as those on public water. Therefore, it’s up to homeowners to proactively discover threats and mitigate them. A few examples of what those contaminants might be include:

  1. Corrosive groundwater: Marked by unpleasant odors and staining, this issue may damage your home’s pipes and leak toxic copper or lead into your water. 
  2. Arsenic: A recognized carcinogen, arsenic can lead to complications involving the skin, blood vessels, blood pressure, fertility, and nerves. 
  3. Iron: This element can cause unwanted orange staining, low water pressure, and physical issues like diabetes and stomach problems. 
  4. PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances): One of the concerns with the Merrimack watershed is the persistent presence of PFAS, harmful human-made chemicals that may cause a host of health issues.

If you haven’t been testing your well water, that’s ok. Our experts at NH Tap can get you started. We offer well water testing in Barnstead along with personalized analysis.

Learn more about well water testing.

PFAS Water Testing

As briefly noted above, PFAS are the chemical byproducts of human-made products, typically those with nonstick or water-shedding properties, and can lead to substantial harm if ingested by humans and animals. Unfortunately, they have been detected in the Merrimack River, and may be a threat to your Barnstead home.

To protect your family against the risks associated with PFAS, such as liver damage, risk of asthma, and cancer, we recommend getting your water tested for these “forever chemicals.” If they are seeping into your water or you want to take cautionary measures, we have water filtration solutions to bring you the purest water possible.

Learn more about PFAS water testing.

Get the best water treatment solution for your Barnstead home.

Ensuring a healthy water supply for your family and community is a fundamental necessity. Setting yourself up with a water filtration system in Barnstead can instill confidence in your home or business, providing the highest quality living experience.

Whole-home water filtration systems for public water

The NH Tap MainFrame™ Whole House Water Filtration System utilizes smart purification techniques to automatically capture chemicals and metals. Employing advanced 3-stage filtration technology, this system efficiently handles a range of contaminants. Its sealed design guarantees that harmful substances cannot bypass the filter, ensuring the delivery of purified water throughout your home environment.

Learn more about the NH Tap MainFrame™ Whole House Water Filtration System.

Whole-home water filtration systems for well water

The NH Tap Absolute™ Well Water Filtration System comprises a variety of carefully chosen specialized filtration units designed to effectively remove the typical contaminants found in well water. Each Absolute™ unit within the system is dedicated to addressing a specific contaminant, ensuring prolonged system durability and outstanding value in providing clean water.

Explore our NH Tap Absolute™ Well Water Filtration System for private wells.

Water softeners

Experience top-quality water for all your household needs with our customized whole-house water softener system, featuring backup power and computerized softener distribution. Enjoy the finest water for cleaning, bathing, and consumption.

Explore our NH Tap OneStep Conditioner Water Softener.

Reverse osmosis systems

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification method that employs a semi-permeable membrane to effectively remove undesirable contaminants and larger particles from your drinking water. The outcome is a noticeably improved taste and cleaner water.

Explore our NH TAP Reverse Osmosis System.

Helping the Barnstead community with cleaner water.

Contact us today to get a free water test and water filtration system quote.

Ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy with the best water filtration systems in Barnstead- schedule your free water test with NH Tap today!