Utilities

Electricity

Eversource Energy (formerly PSNH) provides service to all customers in Mason.

As a residential customer, you can purchase energy directly from Eversource Energy, or choose another energy supplier. The NH Public Utilities Commission, or “PUC”, oversees state-regulated utilities, and provides a list of companies that are registered to sell energy in New Hampshire.

Points of contact

Storm preparedness

On its web site, Eversource has helpful information on how to prepare for storm-related emergencies before, during, and after storms: https://www.eversource.com/Content/nh/residential/outages/storm-preparedness

Television

Residents commonly either use antennas or purchase service through satellite providers. Currently there are no cable TV providers that service Mason.

Internet

Residents have the following options for Internet connectivity:

  • DSL: FairPoint Communications offers DSL to some Mason residents. Contact FairPoint Communications for information.
  • Mobile broadband: Can be purchased from a cell phone service provider. Requires a mobile broadband-enabled device or card (for example, a mobile broadband card) and a subscription that provides you with Internet access. For more information on mobile broadband access plans, contact a cell phone service provider with coverage in Mason.
  • Satellite: Can be purchased from any satellite Internet service provider, and may be bundled with other satellite-based services.
  • Dialup

To view a map of Mason’s broadband availability, see http://iwantbroadbandnh.org/townprofile/mason.

For questions about Mason’s broadband coverage, send email to Stephen Hoffman at masonbroadband@hoffmanlabs.com.

Water

Mason residents use private wells for their household water needs.

It is the well owner’s responsibility to ensure that drinking water is safe for consumption. The NH Department of Environmental Services provides information to well owners through the Private Well Testing Program: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/well_testing/index.htm

If you have specific questions, contact the NHDES Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau:

NHDES Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-2513
(603) 271- 5171 (fax)
dwgbinfo@des.nh.gov