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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Chemical Monitoring Waivers

Community and non-transient, non-community water suppliers are required under the Safe Drinking Water Act to test annually for both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and synthetic organic compounds (SOCs). NHDES, however, offers a sampling waiver program that allows water suppliers to reduce their required sampling for VOCs and/or SOCs by implementing a source protection program. Reduced sampling is a cost-saving benefit for the public water system.

Applying for a sampling waiver is not a difficult process and there is no application fee. Water suppliers wishing to obtain a waiver must apply to the program and put into effect a source protection program that includes 1) inventorying potential contamination sources (PCS) and land uses within the protection area, 2) distributing educational materials, and 3) managing those potential contamination sources.

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  • Debra Sonderegger
    Chemical Monitoring Waiver Program Coordinator
    NHDES Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau
    29 Hazen Drive, PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-2862
    (603) 271-0656 (fax)



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