Situated near the coast, the city of Dover, New Hampshire is a beautiful place to live with a lively, active community and plenty of recreational opportunities. When we searched for Dover’s water testing and quality results, we quickly found helpful resources and public records. What did they indicate about the safety of Dover’s water supplies? Let’s dig in.

Water quality in the Dover, NH area.

According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), a water test at one of Dover’s utilities revealed 30 total contaminants, 16 of which exceeded the EWG’s health guidelines. These included:

  • Arsenic
  • Chloroform
  • Nitrates and nitrites
  • PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid)
  • Radium

Although none exceeded federal limits, the EWG sets its own recommended levels and explains that federal limits haven’t been updated in nearly two decades. However, we also found some good news.

According to the 2023 Consumer Confidence Report published by Dover’s Water Department, the city has taken on various projects to improve the public water system (PWS), such as updating the water main and building a new water treatment plant to prevent the infiltration of PFAS. The report also provides a detailed breakdown of contaminant levels, sources, and health effects. For residents of Dover, these reports are a great resource.

However, As explained in the CCR, both tap and bottled water come from natural sources like rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, and springs, which may contain contaminants such as:

  • Viruses and bacteria
  • Inorganic salts and metals
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Organic chemicals
  • Radioactive contaminants

The only way to know exactly what’s in your water, is to test it.

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

To get you the best results with an accurate analysis of your water’s makeup, NH Tap offers water testing in Dover. Depending on where your water comes from, whether a public water system or a private well, we can tailor our water tests to your source.

Public Water Testing

As indicated in the Consumer Report, the city of Dover monitors and maintains its PWS (public water system). Typically, public water is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards for testing and treatment. So if your home receives public water, you can expect it undergoes some maintenance.

Nevertheless, the risk of contamination remains despite these best efforts. Your individual home’s pipes may erode, allowing both byproducts of the erosion and foreign materials to infiltrate. Or, public water may be over-treated which can result in unhealthy consumption of disinfectants like chlorine.

Learn more about public water testing.

Well Water Testing

If your home is on a well water system, treatment and testing is likely up to you or whoever owns the well. Although this natural groundwater may be fresh and taste wonderful, it may be polluted with unhealthy bacteria and viruses, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), or heavy metals. Natural events such as flooding and seasonal runoff, or human activity, such as construction or an industrial spill, can cause groundwater pollution.

To know if your water is contaminated, and to determine your best options for treatment, you can start with water testing.

Learn more about well water testing.

PFAS Water Testing

Finally, let’s talk about PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), chemicals found in a wide range of products from fire extinguishing foams to non-stick cookware. Consuming these chemicals can cause significant damage to both humans and animals. They’ve been associated with health problems such as elevated cholesterol levels, thyroid issues, and certain types of cancer.

Although PFAS have been identified throughout New Hampshire and are a threat, you have options for managing it. NH Tap’s water testing services are designed to specifically detect PFAS, and if present, we can recommend the right filtration system for your home.

Learn more about PFAS water testing.

Get the best water treatment solution for your Dover home.

So, what are some solutions? Once you have a clear understanding of your water quality, have can explore choices for continuous filtration and upkeep. If you’re facing issues with contaminants, we’re here to offer a customized strategy and advanced filtration services to address your specific needs.

  • Tailored analysis and advice specific to your water needs.
  • Advanced whole-home water solutions suitable for both public and well water sources.
  • UV light filtration to eliminate bacteria, alongside specialized PFAS filtration.
  • Benefits including a cleaner kitchen, softer laundry, more reliable appliances, and pure drinking water.
  • Accessible financing options with installation, a 5-year warranty covering parts and labor, plus ongoing support.

Below are the specific features of our water filtration systems for your Dover home.

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 Dover 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 Dover- schedule your free water test with NH Tap today!