The PFAS Removal Rebate Program provides a one-time rebate up to $5,000 for the installation of PFAS treatment on private wells. The program also offers up to $10,000 for a service connection to a public water system. Eligibility requires PFAS testing results in exceedance of the standards set by the NHDES.
Out of pocket costs:
- There are NO out of pocket costs if your well has PFAS in exceedance of the NHDES standards. Secondwind will cover the cost of testing and installation up to $5,000 until the NHDES rebate comes through.
- If your well water does not have enough PFAS to qualify for the NHDES program, the only cost you are responsible for is the PFAS test up to $340. You can request the NHDES test your well at no cost, however the NHDES has noted they are not able to sample every well.
PFAS treatment installations completed after September 30, 2019 are eligible for this program.
You do not have to own your property to apply for the rebate. Entities eligible to apply for the $5,000 PFAS rebate include:
- 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.
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).
|Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance||Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard (nanograms/liter (or part per trillion, ppt))|
|Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)||12|
|Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)||15|
|Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS)||18|
|Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)||11|