Your overall health depends on the availability of pure drinking water. But just because the water running out of your tap is clear, doesn’t mean it’s safe. Whether contaminated by heavy metals, bacteria and microorganisms, or excessive treatment chemicals, there are steps to take to ensure nothing is harming you or your family. NH Tap is here to provide quality water testing and water filtration in Durham, NH.

Water quality in the Durham, NH area.

According to the EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) latest report for a Durham water test site, there were 22 total contaminants detected, an alarming 12 of which exceeded the EWG’s health guidelines for safety. All were within legal limits.

The list of harmful contaminants included:

  • Arsenic: As a carcinogen, it is a known cause of cancer. In Durham, levels are 43x EWG’s recommended levels, but still below the legal limit.
  • Chloroform: Used as a treatment chemical. Byproducts may increase risk of cancer. There is no legal limit and the levels at this Durham location are 46x EWG’s guidelines.
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA): Similar to PFAS, these chemicals have been receiving more attention due to their insistent presence in our daily environments and many health hazards. The Durham test site had 88x EWG’s recommended levels.

Evidently, these contaminants present a multitude of potential issues. The EWG reminds people that just because something meets a legal level, it is not guaranteed safe.

Of course, there is slight variation in water quality throughout households in a town. Therefore, we recommend you receive water testing for your home to know exactly what you’re consuming.

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

For Durham residents, both city water and private wells are common sources of water. That’s why we offer testing for both.

Plus, to keep it simple for you, our water quality expert will provide relevant information based on your results and a customized plan for keeping your water safe for years to come.

Public Water Testing

Water quality reports published by local authorities are generally accessible, providing essential data for next steps. However, coming up with a plan based on these isolated results without a custom test of your household’s water supply is not recommended. 

New Hampshire residents relying on public water sources might unknowingly encounter industrial chemicals and aging infrastructure, putting their families at risk of exposure to diverse contaminants. Due to the distinctive plumbing and layout of each house, an on-site inspection is imperative for an accurate estimate.

Learn more about public water testing.

Well Water Testing

In contrast to public water systems, wells lack regulation and consistent testing. If you rely on an underground aquifer, it’s crucial to understand your water composition. Private wells have the potential to harbor bacteria, heavy metals, minerals, and surplus chemicals, which seep in from industrial runoff or landfills.

Although many people love using well water for its great taste and evergreen supply, there are consequences if left contaminated and unfiltered.

Learn more about well water testing.

PFAS Water Testing

The dangers of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) continue to plague New Hampshire residents. Adverse effects of consumption can include liver damage, higher cholesterol levels, increased risk of asthma, and irregular hormone production, to name a few.

However, thanks to coordinated efforts to better understand, prevent, and treat their prevalence in water supplies, solutions exist if PFAS are present in your water supply. NH Tap experts can advise which water filtration system is best for this issue and your unique home.

Learn more about PFAS water testing.

Get the best water treatment solution for your Durham home.

With hazards as serious as the ones we’ve discussed, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Contaminants like bacteria, PFAS, and other chemicals can be filtered. The trick is to find the right water filtration system for your Durham home. 

You and your family deserve the best, and NH Tap is here to help. 

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