PFAS Removal Rebate Program for Private Wells

Funding for eligible private well owners to install a treatment system or connect to a water system.

NHDES 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. *

Contact Information

PFAS Response Team
(603) 271-8539

For questions regarding the issuance of Form 1099-G related to the PFAS Removal Rebate, please see the information below.

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 an application  

In order to receive reimbursement from the program, all applicants will need to register with the New Hampshire Department of Administration (NHDAS) and obtain a Vendor Code. To register for a Vendor Code, please refer to the guidance below on how to complete the registration.

Utilizing the Online Vendor Registration Guidance