News Flash

Town News

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Free PFAS Testing for Private Well Owners in Boxborough

Private well owners in Boxborough are eligible for free PFAS testing of their well water through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).  MassDEP is offering limited free PFAS testing of private wells in 84 municipalities across the Commonwealth where 60% or more residents receive their drinking water from private wells.

Private well owners should visit to register for a free private well drinking water sampling kit.   Eligible applicants will receive an easy-to-use sampling kit and return them to MassDEP free of charge. Due to COVID-19 concerns, residents will be instructed on how to collect the water samples; MassDEP staff or state contractors will not need to visit a well for the free PFAS sampling program.


MassDEP will provide the results of the testing to the well owner, along with technical assistance on any recommended steps to take based on the results. MassDEP will also share sample results, location, and well owner information with the Board of Health.

To learn more about PFAS in private wells, visit

Registration for Well Drinking Water Kit
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Town News

Town Hall Reopening Update

Posted on: May 27, 2021
Boxborough Police Department Coin

Statement from Police Chief

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Public Safety Facilities Report Available!

Posted on: February 10, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Posted on: January 27, 2021

Nutrition for Active Agers Video Series

Posted on: January 4, 2021