28. What can I do as a private well owner to remove PFAS from my water?

You have two options: 

  • Use bottled water
  • Install a PFAS treatment system:
    1. point of entry treatment system treats the water when it enters your house
    2. water filters that remove PFAS at the countertop or under the sink (at the point of use)
For more information on bottled water and home water filters, see MassDEP’s website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas#bottled-water-and-home-water-filters-


When installing a private treatment system, talk to a professional to make sure it will correctly treat PFAS, and work with them throughout the process, including how to maintain the system and dispose of the PFAS-laden treatment media.

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1. 20. What can residents, businesses, and visitors can do to prevent exposure to PFAS?
2. 21. Should I stop growing and eating vegetables using co-compost that may have PFAS?
3. 22. Can I water my plants and garden with PFAS-contaminated water and eat that produce?
4. 23. How can I limit my exposure to PFAS in my garden?
5. 24. What are the PFAS levels in fertilizer and other soil products coming onto the Island?
6. 25. Waste Options Nantucket makes products for beneficial re-use. What are they?
7. 26. Is it safe to shower using domestic well water that contains PFAS?
8. 27. Is it safe for me to bathe my baby using domestic (private) well water that contains PFAS?
9. 28. What can I do as a private well owner to remove PFAS from my water?
10. 29. Am I at risk if I drink or drank water with PFAS above health standards?
11. 30. Is there a way to test my or my family’s blood serum levels for PFAS?