17 Aug Aquasana Announces $1.5 Million Donation to Provide Clean Water to Communities in Need
AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) AUGUST 17, 2021
Aquasana, a leading maker of high-performance water filtration solutions for the home, today announced a $1.5 million donation to help provide access to clean, healthy water to communities in need. During August’s National Water Quality Month, Aquasana will use the profit from each water filter sale to offset the donation of 30,000 water filtration systems that remove up to 99% of 77 harmful contaminants, including lead, PFOA/PFOS, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides and more.
Aquasana is partnering with Good360, the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, to help distribute thousands of water filters to their diverse network of non-profit partners that support people in need. Recipients of the water filters will include charitable organizations dedicated to helping Native American families living on reservations.
“Clean water is a basic human necessity and imperative for overall health and wellness,” said Derek Mellencamp, General Manager of Aquasana. “We partnered with Good360 in 2016 to distribute thousands of water filters to residents in Flint, Michigan during the height of their lead crisis. We’re thrilled to be able to work with Good360 again to help ensure Native American families have access to healthy, filtered drinking water.”
According to the nonprofit U.S. Water Alliance, Native Americans are more likely to face water access issues than any other group. The organization reports that 58 out of every 1,000 Native American households don’t have access to indoor plumbing, and many don’t have access to clean water. Additionally, the Native American Rights Fund found that because reservations are less likely to have clean and reliable water, they experience higher mortality, poverty and unemployment rates.
“Good360 is proud to once again be partnering with Aquasana to close the need gap for some of the 2 million Americans who don’t have access to clean water,” said Matt Connelly, CEO of Good360. “Leveraging our distribution capabilities and diverse network of vetted nonprofits partners throughout the U.S., we’ll be able to deliver relief directly to communities and tribal nations in critical need.”
Aquasana’s third annual national Water Quality Survey found that U.S. awareness of and concern over harmful contaminants in drinking water continues to rise across the country. Americans cited lead as their number-one contaminant of concern for the second year in a row, and awareness of the “forever chemicals” PFOA/PFOS has nearly doubled since 2019. Aquasana’s patented Claryum® filtration technology is certified to remove up to 99% of lead and 76 other contaminants, including PFOA/PFOS, cysts, pesticides and herbicides.
For more information, visit aquasana.com.
Aquasana, an A. O. Smith Corporation company (NYSE-AOS), is dedicated to improving the overall health and wellness of every home by delivering clean, healthy and great-tasting water through its best-in-class water filtration systems. Aquasana’s family of award-winning premium water filters – including whole-house filtration systems, shower filters, under sink and countertop filters, reverse osmosis systems and portable filter bottles – provide easy and immediate access to healthy water at home and on the go.
Good360’s mission is to close the need gap by partnering with socially responsible companies to source highly needed donated goods and distribute them through our vast network of vetted and diverse nonprofits. Good360 is the link between organizations with so much to give and communities in critical need, closing that gap and opening up new opportunities for all. In 37+ years, we have distributed more than $11 billion in needed goods, thanks to our 400+ socially responsible corporate partners and to our network of more than 100,000 vetted nonprofit members.