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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 https://dwp-pfas.madwpdep.org/ 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.
NOTE: FUNDING FOR FREE TEST KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL JUNE 30.
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 https://www.mass.gov/info-details/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas