Drinking Water http://nhpr.org en $2.2M In Drinking Water Grants Available For Southern N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/22m-drinking-water-grants-available-southern-nh <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says there is $2.2 million available this fall for grants to protect drinking water in the southern part of the state.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:56:53 +0000 Associated Press 51950 at http://nhpr.org $2.2M In Drinking Water Grants Available For Southern N.H. New Data Stokes Concerns About N.H.'s Drinking Water http://nhpr.org/post/new-data-stokes-concerns-about-nhs-drinking-water <p>A recent survey of private wells in the Granite State found eighty thousand residents may be at risk of exposure to several toxins, including arsenic. Public water supplies, meanwhile, can be vulnerable to other forms of contamination and affected by severe weather from floods to droughts. We’ll look at these challenges, and possible solutions.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50758 at http://nhpr.org New Data Stokes Concerns About N.H.'s Drinking Water Arsenic Is Prevalent In Well Water, But Treatment Is Readily Available http://nhpr.org/post/arsenic-prevalent-well-water-treatment-readily-available <p></p><p><em>This is the second of two stories about arsenic in well-water.</em></p><p>Almost twenty years ago, Joe Ayotte got a well drilled at his house in Concord.</p><p>“As you can see it’s a bit of a mud-pit, and it’s very red,” says Ayotte surveying the site of his artesian well, which has since been retired from service, but continues to leach iron-stained water onto his lawn.</p><p>Ayotte had some bad luck. The well must have hit what he calls “rotten rock” and brought up massive amounts of minerals in the water, including so much iron that it destroyed his fixtures.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50520 at http://nhpr.org Arsenic Is Prevalent In Well Water, But Treatment Is Readily Available News Primer: Worried About Your Water? How To Get Your Well Tested http://nhpr.org/post/news-primer-worried-about-your-water-how-get-your-well-tested <p>There are basically two options: the state lab and private well testers.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:26:54 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50503 at http://nhpr.org News Primer: Worried About Your Water? How To Get Your Well Tested 50,000 N.H. Wells At Risk Of High Arsenic, Negative Health Impacts http://nhpr.org/post/50000-nh-wells-risk-high-arsenic-negative-health-impacts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a house in Stoddard, a Cushing and Sons truck mounted rig pounds a drill bit into bedrock 90 feet below.</span></p><p>“What we’re hearing now is a pneumatic hammer,” says Bart Cushing, who together with his brother runs this family owned well-drilling business, “That’s a flat-based bit with carbide buttons. And it’s literally pounding the rock.”</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These artesian groundwater wells are the norm these days: something on the order of 95 percent of new wells are drilled into the bedrock.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50462 at http://nhpr.org 50,000 N.H. Wells At Risk Of High Arsenic, Negative Health Impacts USGS: 80,000 N.H. Residents Could Be Drinking Contaminated Water http://nhpr.org/post/usgs-80000-nh-residents-could-be-drinking-contaminated-water <p>A <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3913#.U59SSPldVyx">new study </a>from the US Geological Survey estimates that as many as 80,000 people in Southeastern New Hampshire could be drinking water from wells with unhealthy levels of contaminants.</p><p>The study finds nearly 50,000 people could be drinking elevated levels of arsenic, nearly 15,000 with manganese, and fewer than 10,000 could be consuming either high levels of uranium and lead.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:35:24 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50323 at http://nhpr.org USGS: 80,000 N.H. Residents Could Be Drinking Contaminated Water Pease Well Is Shut Down After Unregulated Contaminant Discovered http://nhpr.org/post/pease-well-shut-down-after-unregulated-contaminant-discovered <p></p><p>State officials have shut-down one of three drinking water wells that serve the Pease Tradeport. The well was contaminated with an unregulated chemical found in foams used by firefighters.</p><p>Perflourooctane Sulfonic Acid, or PFOS, was found in the well which serves the 250 businesses and 8,300 employees of the Pease Tradeport. It was detected in levels that exceed a “provisional health advisory” level set by the EPA.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:30:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 48965 at http://nhpr.org Pease Well Is Shut Down After Unregulated Contaminant Discovered Addressing Arsenic http://nhpr.org/post/addressing-arsenic <p>Most well-known as a poison once used between political or personal rivals, arsenic is now causing more problems at very low levels in our well water and food. We're looking into the sources of arsenic, the toxic effects it has on our health, and how to remediate it.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS</u>:</strong></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 37269 at http://nhpr.org Addressing Arsenic What's in Your Water? High Arsenic in 1 in 5 NH Wells. http://nhpr.org/post/whats-your-water-high-arsenic-1-5-nh-wells <p>About 40 percent of New Hampshire residents get their drinking water from private wells. The&nbsp;<a href="http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/well_testing/index.htm">Department of Environmental Services </a>is encouraging well owners to test their water for arsenic, but unlike municipal water supplies, testing isn&rsquo;t mandatory. And colorless, odorless contaminants abound in the Granite State. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:49:17 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7434 at http://nhpr.org What's in Your Water? High Arsenic in 1 in 5 NH Wells.