Jun 28, 2016 4:18 PM

113 homes in Amherst will be receiving bottled water after PFOAs were detected


CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced on Tuesday that they will be adding properties in Amherst to the list of those that receive bottled water due to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

These properties are served by private wells within a half-mile radius of 105 Route 101A, the former location of Textiles Coated International (TCI).

NHDES is providing bottled water to help protect the public's health based on the detection of some private drinking water wells within the area. Other wells have been tested but appear to be safe.

There are 113 properties that are eligible for the delivery of bottled water. The delivering has already begun. For additional supplies for eligible residents can visit the Amherst Police Station.

An updated map and table of the test results received to date has been posted on the NHDES website: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pfoa.htm

For more information on the investigation please refer to the NHDES PFOA investigation webpage: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pfoa.htm.

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