Cheshire County is a beautiful area in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire, known for an abundance of outdoor activities thanks to the towering Mt. Monadnock and the Connecticut and Ashuelot Rivers. Home to twenty-three towns and cities including Alstead, Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester. With a population of approximately 77,000, the county enjoys a vibrant array of community events and programs.

Throughout New Hampshire, water quality varies – partly due to a fractured bedrock that influences groundwater composition. In some places, water contamination is a pressing concern and may be causing significant health issues for residents. NH Tap offers comprehensive water testing in Cheshire County so you can enjoy the peace of mind and safety of clean water.

Water quality in the Cheshire County, NH area.

According to an EWG (Environmental Working Group) water quality report from 2021, a sample tested at the Cheshire County Complex revealed 13 total contaminants, 7 of which exceeded their recommended guidelines. Among those with elevated levels were:

  • Chloroform: Byproduct of water disinfectants like chlorine. Can cause pregnancy issues and increase risk of cancer.
  • Radium: Naturally occurring radioactive element that can cause bone cancer.
  • Haloacetic Acids: Another contaminant formed from disinfectants like chlorine.

As the EWG explains, federal legal limits haven’t been updated recently, so if a contaminant is below the EPA limit, it still may not be safe.

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Contaminants in water, whether organic or inorganic, chemical or bacterial, can lead to serious health issues in high concentrations, from cancer to weakened immune systems to respiratory illness. These hazards often remain unnoticed, and prolonged exposure only heightens the dangers. To protect you and your family, it’s critical to have your water tested, regardless of whether you use a public supply or a private well.

Public Water Testing

Typically, local authorities oversee public water systems, conducting regular testing and treatment at specific supply sites. Nevertheless, there’s still a risk that your home’s water is harboring pollutants unique to your area. According to a NHDES (NH Department of Environmental Sciences) report, water quality can differ significantly even within nearby regions. Similarly, the EWG (Environmental Working Group), known for its comprehensive testing and water safety education, recommends maintaining a contaminant level below federal standards. Even if your public water system meets legal requirements, your home’s water supply may still pose health risks.

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Well Water Testing

Private wells differ from public water systems in that they lack external testing and treatment, placing the responsibility solely on the well owners. Without consistent testing or a superior water filtration system, the contents of your water remain unknown, potentially posing health risks. Common contaminants in well water can include arsenic, disinfectants like excess chlorine or chloroform, heavy metals, bacteria, and PFAS.

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PFAS Water Testing

PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are hazardous chemicals produced during the manufacturing of water-repellent products like nonstick cookware and firefighting foam. Unfortunately, these substances have contaminated the environment through industrial emissions and waste. Long-term exposure to PFAS, even at low levels, can lead to developmental issues, hormonal imbalances, risk of some cancers, and thyroid disorders. PFAS are notoriously persistent, both in the human body and the environment, where they do not degrade. Due to their serious health risks, PFAS contamination has become a major concern across the state, prompting a strong recommendation for anyone using a private well to have their water tested.

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Get the best water treatment solution for your Cheshire County home.

At NH Tap, our mission is to ensure that as many residents as possible have access to safe water supplies. Throughout our years in this industry, we’ve developed meticulous testing methods and reliable water filtration systems. If you need assistance analyzing your water quality, understanding potential hazards, and exploring ways to protect your health with pure drinking water, contact one of our experts. We will perform an onsite evaluation, test your water for unsafe levels of contaminants, and offer tailored recommendations. To discover more about our top-notch water filtration systems in Cheshire County, read on.

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.

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Helping the Cheshire County community with cleaner water.

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