The beautiful small town of Strafford, New Hampshire covers 50 square miles of diverse landscape. Surrounded by hills and rivers, with the large Bow Lake nearby, it’s home to a variety of natural water resources. 

But what’s in that water? Public records of Strafford’s water testing results give us a glimpse.

Water quality in the Strafford, NH area.

Homeowners are encouraged to know what’s in the water that supplies their home for drinking, cooking, and cleaning because unsafe bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, and other pollutants may seep in. For New Hampshire residents, PFAS and PFOAS continue to be a persistent concern, and pollution from stormwater is a looming risk for the town of Strafford.

According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), tests conducted at a water utility in Strafford revealed 6 total contaminants, none of which were above federal legal limits. However, the EWG reminds people that even if levels are legal, they might not be safe. 

For instance, Uranium was detected at 0.67 pCi/L (picocuries per liter), and the EWG’s recommended level, at most, is 0.43 pCi/L. Although the federal limit is 20 pCi/L, the EWG states this concentration of Uranium in drinking water could cause nearly 5 cases of cancer for every 100,000 people.

For the other 6 contaminants, their detected levels were below even the EWG’s standards. 

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

To know exactly what’s in your water, you can get a detailed breakdown through various water tests. Because of the risks posed by contaminated water, and the changing nature of water supplies, it’s a good idea to periodically test the water feeding your home, whether from a public or well water source. NH Tap is here to help and offers a comprehensive range of water testing services in Strafford.

Public Water Testing

What does it mean to have public water? The designation of a water system as “public” depends on the number of people it serves. Even if privately owned, a drinking water supply that serves at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year is considered public. Certain federal regulations apply to public water systems and the United States Environmental Protection Agency helps localities uphold standards such as sanitary surveys, laboratory testing, and quality reporting.

Because of such measures, public water systems are expected to be monitored and maintained. Nonetheless, events occur throughout the year which may compromise water quality, such as flooding, runoff, and chemical contamination. We recommend testing your water supply if you are on a public system.

Learn more about public water testing.

Well Water Testing

Most well water supplies are private and therefore not subject to the same regulations and monitoring as public water systems. Wells are usually supplied by groundwater, which has been naturally filtered but may still contain harmful bacteria, excess metals, or chemicals.

The EPA recommends well water testing especially if you notice a change in color or odor, your water system has undergone any recent changes, a natural event such as flooding or nearby construction occurred, or your area is known for water issues.

Learn more about well water testing.

PFAS Water Testing

One of New Hampshire’s ongoing concerns is the presence of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) chemicals in water supplies. They are a byproduct of manufactured items such as fire extinguisher foam and nonstick pans, and unfortunately, they don’t break down easily which is why they’ve been called “forever chemicals.”

Whether due to foam leaking into runoff or an industrial spill, these chemicals find their way into groundwater and become a contamination risk. Possible health effects following consumption include increased risk of cancer, miscarriage, and liver damage. Therefore, it’s strongly recommended that you get your water tested specifically for these harmful chemicals.

Learn more about PFAS water testing.

Get the best water treatment solution for your Strafford home.

To mitigate the risks of contaminated water, the first step is undergoing water testing at your home. For the health of your family and your peace of mind, you can get a comprehensive water analysis and then determine if a filtration system is necessary. At NH Tap, we offer a variety of water filtration systems for Strafford homes so that you are supplied with pure, clean water.

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