New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will provide a one-time rebate to private well users for up to $5,000 for the installation of PFAS treatment (point-of-use or point-of-entry) or up to $10,000 for a service connection to a public water system. This is an increase from the original announcement of up to a $1,500 rebate for the installation of PFAS treatment.

Note: Treatment installations completed after September 30, 2019, are eligible for this program. Eligibility must be determined through the application process and approval from NHDES to receive a rebate.

The following entities are eligible to apply for the rebate program:

  • Owners of a single or multiple-unit residential property.
  • Tenants/occupants of a residential property where the owner of the property has not applied for the rebate for the same property.
  • Treatment installers may apply on behalf of an eligible applicant with an appropriate waiver of claims between the two parties.

Applicants must be able to provide documentation of a PFAS exceedance with no offer of an alternate water source (bottled water, treatment, or service connection) from a third party. An exceedance is a PFAS result greater than one or more of NHDES’ Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS):

  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – 12 ng/L
  • Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) – 15 ng/L
  • Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) – 18 ng/L
  • Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) – 11 ng/L

Documentation required with the rebate application includes:

  • A complete and signed application form.
  • Analytical lab results showing an exceedance of one or more of the PFAS AGQS. *
  • Sales receipt(s)/invoice(s).
  • Specification sheets for treatment media and equipment installed, if applicable and available.
  • Photo documentation of the installation or service connection.
  • Post-treatment analytical lab results showing PFAS concentrations below the AGQS. *

How to Apply

NHDES is accepting applications online (preferred), as well as by mail, email or hand-delivered. An electronic version, which is printable, is available at the link below along with the online form. A paper copy is available upon request. A separate application is required for each requested rebate. Submit application here.