New limits for PFAS in N.H.’s public drinking water

Associated Press
Published: 10/1/2019 12:54:44 PM

New limits are now in effect for a class of toxic chemicals in New Hampshire’s public drinking water supplies, representing some of the nation’s toughest standards.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports the standards, which took effect Tuesday, require local water utilities to test for four types of PFAS chemicals every quarter. If they find a PFAS level over the next year that’s above the state’s new, low limits, these utilities will have to switch to a different water source, or develop costly treatment systems.

The state Department of Environmental Services got $6 million in the new state budget to aid small systems in complying with the new law during this first year.

Some towns are considering filing suit or refusing to comply without more funding.




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