The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says that it has temporarily expanded its bottled water delivery to people in Amherst who may have the potentially cancer-causing chemicals PFOA and PFOS in their private water wells.
DES says it made the decision because tests confirmed the existence of the chemicals in some wells at greater than 70 parts per trillion. Repeat testing confirmed the results.
The properties in Amherst that will receive bottled water delivery fall within a half-mile radius of the former location of Textiles Coated International.
There are 113 properties eligible for the delivery of bottled water and delivery has already begun.