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City Water Contamination

Concerned About the Safety of Municipal Water Systems?

City water contamination and pollutants in water are unfortunately becoming a hot-button topic in New Hampshire and across the nation. Recent revelations about the excessive amounts of lead in the city water of Flint, Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio, are not just worrying, they are downright scary. In children, especially, ingestion of lead can cause permanent, lifelong damage. “No level of lead is safe,” says Dr. Philip Landrigan, Dean of Global Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in a CBS News report. “Even low levels of lead… are going to cause some degree of brain damage to at least some of the children who have been exposed.”

During the crisis, Flint residents relied on city water pumped in from the nearby Flint River, which was – in a violation of federal law – not being treated with an anti-corrosive agent. As a result, high levels of iron were being fed into residents’ water supplies. Iron turns drinking water brown, giving it a metallic taste and odor. Worse, it will eventually corrode the pipes and plumbing systems delivering the water.

Almost half of Flint’s water supply was being delivered in lead pipes. Tragically, as the pipes corroded, incredibly toxic levels of lead were being pumped directly into those homes and impacting the lives of those families forever.

It begs the question: how can we blindly trust city water or municipal water treatment systems?

The truth is, we can’t. City water contamination in New Hampshire happens. It is not common, but from the startling increase of pharmaceuticals contaminating water supplies (dubbed PharmaWater by Nieman Reports) to stories about Flint’s and Cleveland’s water supplies, it does happen.

So, what to do about city water contamination? Should New Hampshire residents be worried?

We have the perfect solution to kick your city water to the curb. Because clear doesn’t always mean clean. The City Water Solution – Evolve Series EVRCS

Municipal water systems in the Granite state are tested rigorously and regularly. However, your water travels a long journey between its source the treatment facility, and your faucet. New Hampshire providers of public or community water are required to send a Consumer Confidence Report to each and every customer once a year detailing the quality of their product.

But what about the pipes and plumbing systems in your home? Even if the city water is clean and safe, your plumbing may be old or in need of an upgrade, and carrying harmful bacteria and microorganisms into your tap.

How Can Capital Well’s Clean Water Center Help?

With over 30 years of experience treating all sorts of water problems, repairing wells, and regularly testing water supplies to ensure the purest product in our customers’ homes, the trusted professionals at Capital Well have the knowledge and expertise necessary to deliver the best water services possible. Water is one of the building blocks of life, and we have a clear vision for yours.

Our Water Testing Process

  1. Call 800.924.1192 or fill out the form to the right to speak with our water testing specialist and schedule an appointment.
  2. A professionally collected sample will be obtained by our trained water testing specialist at a time that is convenient for you.
  3. The sample is delivered to the independent lab the same day as collection.
  4. Our specialists will follow up with you to go over the report as soon as the results are available.
  5. If water issues are found, our water quality specialist can be scheduled to visit for a free consultation.


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Let us help you to get the best quality water in your home while making sure NH kids have food security when returning to school this year. To support Drinking Water Awareness Month, Capital Well will donate 10% off all water treatment to the Backpack Program through September!

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