The small town of Farmington in New Hampshire has a strong agricultural and farming industry (not surprisingly!). But surrounded by three rivers, the Cocheco, the Ela, and the Mad, it also has a thriving water-powered sector. This abundance of water is harnessed for commercial use, but how is the quality of water for residents?

Water quality in the Farmington, NH area.

Based on Farmington’s latest Water Quality Report from 2022, none of the analyzed contaminants violated standards. Due to aging infrastructure, the town has implemented structural updates such as installing new hydrants and cleaning and inspecting a water storage tank. As noted in the report, the town’s water supply is sourced by two wells, which are chlorinated for treatment.

According to a different 2021 report by the EWG (Environmental Working Group), water tested in Farmington showed the presence of 15 contaminants, 9 of which exceeded the EWG’s standards. Included in the list were:

  • Chloroform
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Total trihalomethanes
  • Haloacetic acids, HAA5

All but one of the contaminants are associated with an increased risk of cancer. Although the detected levels comply with federal standards, the EWG takes a stricter approach, noting that federal measurements have not been updated in nearly 20 years. Therefore, risks are still present.

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Often, water contamination goes unnoticed. While issues such as discoloration or a drop in water pressure can hint at the need for maintenance, the chemical contamination from PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) might not be immediately obvious.

To uncover any chemical, bacterial, or other potentially hazardous substances in your tap water, regular testing is recommended. This approach allows you to pinpoint any problems and tackle them effectively using the best possible solutions. NH Tap offers both in-home and well water testing services in Farmington, complemented by professional guidance on filtration methods.

Public Water Testing

If your home is supplied by a public water source instead of a private well, your water is likely subject to a testing and treatment process to comply with federal and state regulations. However, this does not ensure immediate or consistent testing at your home to detect emerging or atypical pollutants.

Plus, if the levels of treated water exceed established safety limits, this could pose serious health risks. Although Farmington’s chlorination treatments are implemented for safety measures, there’s still the possibility of harmful byproducts. To keep a vigilant eye on your household’s water quality, services for testing public water supplies are widely available and NH Tap is ready to help.

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Well Water Testing

On the other hand, those relying on well water don’t benefit from regular testing or treatment protocols. Events like floods, droughts, power failures, issues with waste drainage, or the aging of pipes can leave well water vulnerable to pollutants. These contaminants may include bacteria and viruses, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or heavy metals.

Awareness of these risks is crucial, enabling you to take necessary steps to remove hazards from your daily environment.

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PFAS Water Testing

Previously, we briefly mentioned PFAS, but it’s important to explore this topic in more depth. PFAS are chemicals found as byproducts in a wide array of consumer goods, from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware, posing risks when consumed by humans or animals. They have been associated with various health issues, including changes in liver enzymes, kidney and testicular cancer, and decreases in birth weight.

Moreover, PFAS contamination has been identified in several areas across New Hampshire. Although this represents a significant challenge, it can be addressed. NH Tap offers specialized testing services to detect PFAS, so you are equipped with the necessary information to take action.

Learn more about PFAS water testing.

Get the best water treatment solution for your Farmington home.

After completing water testing, you’ll be informed about potential pollutants in your water. If the results point to any issues, you can use technology to your advantage. NH Tap offers water filtration systems in Farmington that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your household.

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 Farmington community with cleaner water.

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