Uranium is a naturally occurring metallic chemical and trace amounts of it are present in soil, rocks, or water. It’s not surprising then, that uranium is sometimes present in the groundwater that feeds private wells or public water. Because it’s a known carcinogen, uranium is considered a contaminant when present in high levels in drinking water supplies. The federal government has set a limit for safe concentration levels to 30 micrograms per liter, or 20 picocuries per liter.

According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), 45 states in the U.S. have detected uranium in 8,425 different water utilities. Of those, 103 utilities in 22 states reported uranium levels above recommended limits. Consuming high levels of uranium may increase your risk of cancer, and result in kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, and high blood pressure. That’s why we take uranium water testing seriously.

Because uranium is prevalent in New Hampshire, let’s talk about how to test for uranium in water and what steps you can take to safeguard your family’s well-being.

Sign up for a uranium water test to ensure uranium is not in your drinking water.

If you want to know whether uranium is a health risk for you and your household, uranium water tests are the best place to start. Whether your water is supplied by a private well or public water system, you can get a detailed breakdown of what’s in your water. NH Tap offers uranium water testing for New Hampshire residents and follow-up assistance if further steps are necessary to counteract unhealthy levels of uranium.

What to expect during your uranium water test.

When you sign up with NH Tap to get a test for uranium in your water, you can expect personalized and expert assistance. During your appointment, we’ll use an advanced uranium water test kit to collect a sample, which is then sent to a certified laboratory. Based on the test results and your preferences, we’ll then offer recommendations for next steps, such as installing a filtration system that will eliminate known contaminants.

A uranium water test costs $50, which covers the expense of collecting the sample, sending it to a laboratory for testing, and providing you with an expert analysis. We typically receive lab results within one week.

Steps to getting the purest water.

We want you to have pure, safe drinking water as soon as possible. You never know what’s lurking in your water until you take a close look. Many contaminants are invisible – colorless and odorless. It takes specialized testing to get accurate results which will then guide your choices for necessary remediation.

  • Step 1: Schedule an in-home appointment for one of our water specialists to collect a sample.
  • Step 2: Receive uranium water test results and analysis within one week.
  • Step 3: Find the specific water filtration system needed for your water.
  • Step 4: Enjoy your home’s pure water worry-free.

Schedule your uranium water test today!

Say goodbye to uranium in drinking water and ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy with the best water filtration systems in New Hampshire- schedule your uranium water test with NH Tap today!

Helping the New Hampshire community with cleaner water.

Common questions about uranium water testing.

Q: What are the health effects of uranium in drinking water?

A: The two most well-known health effects of chronic exposure to high levels of uranium in drinking water are increased risk of cancer and kidney toxicity. Other possible outcomes include liver damage, nephrotoxicity, and cardiovascular disease. According to the EPA, some people may experience autoimmune disorders and high blood pressure due to elevated concentrations of uranium in their drinking water.

Q: How are the uranium issues impacting NH residents?

A: New Hampshire residents are at risk of excess uranium in their drinking water. Between 2014 and 2019, a total of 276 utilities reported uranium levels above recommended limits. The estimated number of people served by these utilities was 104,396. If you’re concerned about high concentrations in your drinking water, you can schedule a uranium water test with NH Tap today.

Q: How do we test for uranium to keep you and your family safe?

A: One of our water specialists collects a sample, sends it to a certified laboratory for testing, and then provides you with a detailed analysis of the results. You can rest assured that you will be well-informed about your water quality.

Q: What methods are used to test for uranium in water?

A: Uranium water tests are designed to detect the chemical concentration of uranium. Besides advanced chemistry techniques and other specialized equipment, there aren’t other ways to test for uranium in water.

Q: What are the legal requirements for uranium water testing In New Hampshire?

A: The Environmental Protection Agency has established a legal limit of 30 micrograms per liter for the maximum concentration of uranium in water. New Hampshire does not have legal requirements for residents with private wells to test for uranium in water. However, most public water systems are regularly tested for contaminants like uranium to comply with maximum concentration regulations.

Q: How often should a uranium water test be conducted?

A: We recommend you conduct or schedule a uranium water test every 3-5 years. You should also test your water whenever your water source changes, such as when you move to a new home.

Q: Do you offer uranium water testing near me?

A: NH Tap offers expert water testing and treatment services in southern New Hampshire. For a detailed list of the towns and cities we travel to, see our service area list.

Q: How much does a uranium water test cost?

A: A uranium water test is $50, which includes the cost of collecting the sample, sending it to the laboratory, and providing you with an analysis.