Drinking Water Filter
Countertop Water Filter

Instantly transforms tap water into healthy, great-tasting water with no installation or permanent fixtures.

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Countertop Water Filter - White is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 954.
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Whole Health

Ultimate Purity*

Instantly transform ordinary tap water into clean, extraordinary water.

NSF Certified Claryum® filtration technology independently tested and proven to remove over 97% of chlorine and chloramines. Also reduces:

  • Heavy metals like lead and mercury
  • Chlorine resistant cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium
  • Organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
  • Pharmaceuticals like estrone and ibuprofen

For a complete list of contaminants reduced please see our Performance Data Sheet.

Aquasana filters 10 times more contaminants

Whole Health

Ultra Delicious

Claryum®'s selective filtration technology retains naturally occurring beneficial minerals in your water like Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium for healthier, more delicious water!

Whole Health

Eco Friendly

Designed with the environment in mind! Intelligent system design reduces plastic waste by minimizing disposable plastic parts.

Pure Performance

Claryum® Technology

Activated Carbon Reduces pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs and MTBE.

Catalytic Carbon Targets chlorine and chloramines.

Ion-Exchange Filters heavy metals like lead and mercury.

Absolute Sub-Micron Mechanical Filtration Captures asbestos and chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.

The result: 10x more contaminants reduced than the leading pitcher plus healthy minerals retained for purely delicious filtered water.

Pure Performance

Easily Attaches

No permanent fixtures or installation required. Simply screw on the faucet attachment for filtered water right from your tap! No more big, bulky filters cluttering up your sink space.

Pure Performance

Convenience & Value

Fewer filter replacements. More clean, great-tasting water.

One Aquasana Claryum® filter gives you 11x the capacity of the leading gravity-based pitcher at only 11¢ per gallon with Water for Life.

How It Works

Superior Systems

Selective Claryum® Filtration

Reduces 77 contaminants while retaining beneficial minerals for optimal hydration.

Easy to install, replace & maintain

No permanent fixtures or installation required.

certified by NSF

NSF Certified

Full system tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401 + P473 for the claims specified on the Performance Data Sheet.

  • 450 gallons
  • 6 month filter life
  • 1 year warranty
  • 90 day guarantee

Help & Support

Video Help

  • How to install the countertop faucet water filter
  • How to replace the AQ-4000-R countertop filters

Installing the countertop faucet system

Replacing the filters in the AQ-4000

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water tastes good Super simple to install and the water tastes great
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ware from a great product This product installed easily. The quality of the water surpasses anything I have used before to include high-priced bottled water. The taste is superb, and the water is crystal clear and clean. With changing the filter every six months, I went from $50 per month for bottles water to $10 per month for Aquasana water. I also got the filtered drinking canister for work, and it does a great job too.
Date published: 2019-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST COUNTER TOP FILTER I EVER OWNED! I have been using this model filter since about 2005. The water tastes great and I always feel confident my family is getting not only great tasting but healthy water!I use it to make iced tea, homemade soups, ice cubes, etc. Everything tastes better with filtered water. And I don't have to carry heavy cases of bottled water into my house and I'm not putting plastic bottles in the landfills which makes me feel more Green. It's a Win/Win situation!
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will always have this countertop unit! The simplest to install. Make a tremendous difference in taste of water. Easy filter changes if you use the proper sized metric box end wrench. Easy leak stoppage with same wrench. Been using for many, many years. Aquasana would do well to include in the instructions the information about using the correct metric box end wrench or socket
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasting water, and very convenient. I really like this filter system. It was very easy to install and use.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This filter is amazing. I have tried other filters in the past but resorted to using distilled water in which I added minerals. I am loving this filter though. I tell my husband daily how thankful I am that we purchased it. I love that it filters straight from the sink and I don’t have to worry about the chemicals being in our drinking water. The taste is great. It installs so easily and works really well!
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleanest tasting water EVER! Super easy installation -- only change filter every 6 months, and they automatically send it to me -- no more keeping track of when it's time to change filter. I love that it clears out so many contaminants - including pharmaceuticals - which most people are NOT aware of as being a problem in tap water
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall impression of new Aquasana Water filter This is the B E S T product one could purchase for the value!!! The water tastes great!!! Better than (and much cheaper) purchasing bottled h2o!!! I am so glad I found this company on line. Was skeptical at first, but now, would NEVER puchase a Britta or PUR water filter again!!!!
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the convenience I’ve used Aquasana filters for many years And love the taste. I feel confident that the water I’m drinking is safe and love the fact that my filter eliminates the need for using plastics. I did have to go to the hardware store to get an adapter that would fit my faucet, but otherwise installation was very easy and I did it myself .Great customer service!
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. Easy to use, good tasting water, highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-12-23
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Aquasana FAQs

  1. Do I have to pay for a plumber to install the system?

    Our countertop drinking water filter system is very easy to install, and it only takes a few minutes to do; no plumber is necessary. If you have any questions or need assistance, our technical support representatives at 866-662-6885 can walk you through the installation process.

  2. How often do I have to replace the cartridges and how much do they cost?

    We recommend replacing the cartridges after six months or 450 gallons, whichever comes first. Replacement filters cost $59.99, but you can save 15%, get free shipping, and extend your product warranty by signing up for our no-contract auto-ship filter replacement program, Water for Life.

  3. Is this purified water?

    No, and actually, purified water is not as healthy as filtered water. Purified water undergoes reverse osmosis or distillation, which strip everything out of your water - not only the contaminants, but also the healthy, natural minerals. Our system uses selective filtration designed to reduce contaminants from the water and leave in the natural healthy minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

  4. How do I recycle the replacement filters?

    Our company will recycle the filters for you, but we do not cover the shipping cost to return the filters back to us. In reality, the environmental impact of shipping the filters back to us outweighs the good of recycling. To recycle the AQ-4035 drinking filters yourself, remove the ends of the filters, recycle the plastic parts (which are appropriately numbered) and put the carbon either in your compost pile or garden (carbon is good for plant life), or just throw it out (since the carbon degrades quickly, and is a positive component in a landfill).

  5. I'm a renter, so I can't drill or modify the plumbing. Which filter system should I get?

    The countertop system is perfect for renters because it does not require a new hole in the counter. To install an under counter system, you can remove the existing sprayer or soap dispenser in your rental and install our faucet in its place. This option will not damage or permanently modify your plumbing. When you move out, you can easily remove the system and reconnect your plumbing back to normal.

  6. What size adapters do you send with the countertop system (for the diverter hose)?

    13/16 and 15/16 male.

  7. What size is the chrome collar on the countertop system (on the diverter hose)?

    55/64-27 female.

  8. What does TDS mean?

    TDS is the acronym for Total Dissolved Solids, the amount of dissolved minerals and metals present in water. TDS meters tell you the concentration of dissolved minerals and metals, but are not an accurate measurement for contamination. Aquasana products reduce and remove harmful TDS like lead, but selectively retain or replace healthy dissolved solids like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

  9. What is BPA? And why are people concerned about it?

    BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, a contaminant found in most plastics. BPA can adversely affect your health if consumed at high levels. Aquasana drinking systems do not contain BPA, and our filtration process reduces existing BPA.

  10. Does having hard water mean it is contaminated?

    Hard water is more of a nuisance than a health risk, and is not necessarily contaminated. Most water sources in the USA are considered hard. Hard water is generally safe to drink, after it has been properly treated.

  11. What is soft water, and is it safe to drink?

    Having soft water just means you have a lower concentration of dissolved minerals in the water (primarily calcium and magnesium). Soft water does not mean clean water. Your water can be soft and still contain contaminants.

  12. What is selective filtration, and how do Aquasana systems filter drinking water?

    Selective filtration is the process of sub-micron filtration, micron filtration, adsorption and ion exchange, all of which selectively reduces chemicals, heavy particulates and most dangerous heavy metals from the water while maintaining healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.

  13. How do I know if an Aquasana system will be compatible with my faucet?

    The only faucets the AQ-4000 water filtration system will not be compatible with are the 2-in-1 faucets that have a detachable sprayer at the faucet opening. The AQ-4000 will fit most standard faucets and also comes with two adapters. If your faucet happens to be a non-standard size than the hose connection or adapters that come with unit, you can take your aerator to the plumbing section at your local hardware store and have it measured. After you know the size of your aerator, contact technical support with the size and we will see if we carry the right size adapter, and we will send it to you.

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User Q & A

Can your countertop water filter be used with a salt based ion exchange water softener?

Asked by: Aurelio
Hello, Thank you for your question. Yes our Aquasana counter top can be used with an ion exchange water softener. However, kindly keep in mind the system will not help remove salt from your water. If you have any further questions please contact us Toll Free 866-662-6885. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-01-15

How often, on average, do you have to replace the filters? ie. If I drink 150 ounces per day, how long would you expect the filters to last?

Asked by: Su Z Q
Hello, Thank you for your question. We suggest replacing the filters in this system every 6 months. Each set of filters will cost $59.99 (or 50.99 if you opt into our auto ship program). If you have any futher questions please contact us at Toll Free 866-662-6885. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-01-15

Does Aquasana notify when it's time to replace filters? Thank you.

Asked by: Vavi
I have auto-ship for replacements. They notify when they are shipping them.
Answered by: Raye
Date published: 2019-01-15

Can you switch from filtered to non-filtered tap water for washing dishes?

Asked by: CSG2
yes instructions in description
Answered by: sosewlinda
Date published: 2019-01-06

Why are some customers saying this filter does not filter chlorine and chloramines? I saw someone on youtube saying the same thing damning Dr. Mercola for selling your products. What is the truth of all this?

Asked by: Afua
Hello - the performance safety data sheet is linked right on the product page. It clearly shows a 97%+ reduction in chloramines. We've used Aquasana filters to reduce chloramines in our tapwater for over a year with great success. A family member has very severe reactions to chloramine exposure and the Aquasana filters have reduced it to almost nil. We LOVE Aquasana.
Answered by: Bobbi22
Date published: 2018-12-31

How long are the hoses?

Asked by: Greg_M
From the outside of the filter unit to the faucet connector, it's 28 inches (give or take a quarter inch) by my measure.
Answered by: Hobiwan
Date published: 2018-12-30

Can the undercounted filters be used in an apartment? Or are they a permanent fixture?

Asked by: Margo
Can be used in apartments. These filters easily screw onto the water spout for the water to release, runs through plastic tubes and holds onto the main white holder where the filters are held sit on the counter.
Answered by: pocomojo
Date published: 2018-12-20

does this system remove sodium chloride ?

Asked by: Casper
No! it won't turn sea water into pure water
Answered by: Never Aquasana Again
Date published: 2018-12-12

does this filter aluminum at all?

Asked by: jessy
Yes.
Answered by: Derrick K.
Date published: 2018-12-05

what is your source of carbon in the filtration system. is it from Coconut shells? Or some other carbon product?

Asked by: Dane
Aquasana carbon filters are made from Coconut Shell Carbon.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-16

Hello, how large is the largest particle that can get through AQ-4000's filters , in microns? Can it filter out all amoeba? Thank you.

Asked by: King Ori
Thank you for your inquiry. All of our drinking system filters are 0.5 microns. It will not filter all amoeba.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-16

What are the dimensions/weight of the countertop filtration and does it remove more chlorine than the under the sink?

Asked by: mary-jo
Thank you for your inquiry. The CounterTop system removes 97% of chlorine, the same amount as all of our under counter systems. The dimensions are 9" H x 7.25" W x 4.25" D.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-15

Hi when you have counter top filter set up can you still run hot water through it to do dishes etc. Thanks Karyn

Asked by: KaynB
We do not recommend running hot water through the filtration as it may degrade your filters prematurely.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-11

How is it hooked up to the water buy a hose or what cuz I have a special faucet and other ones haven't worked.

Asked by: D the aqusana water lover
The Counter Top system is designed to attach to your faucet with a diverter. For a short demonstration video, please go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/139268619
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-07

What is the maximum temperature water this unit's filters can handle? I'd like to hook one up in my bathroom, and get warm water for washing my face. Thanks.

Asked by: Leigh
The system is not designed for hot water as it can degrade the filter media at a much faster rate. The rated temperature range is 40F - 90F degrees.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-26

To the manufacture:   please dhow evidence that it removes fluoride.

Asked by: Jen1
Fluoride removal requires special filtration through a membrane. Our Reverse Osmosis system is NSF certified to remove over 95% of fluoride in your drinking water, as well as 87 other contaminants. For more information, please visit:  https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum 
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-22

Does this work with a faucet head that pulls out?

Asked by: Question
Unfortunately, the CounterTop system is not compatible with pull out spray faucets.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-11

Does the countertop filter fluoride?

Asked by: Joanie
Thank you for your e-mail and interest in Aquasana. Flouride removal requires special filtration through a membrane. Our Reverse Osmosis system is NSF certified to remove over 95% of fluoride in your drinking water, as well as 87 other contaminants. For more information, please visit:  https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-10-30

Doe this filter unit is compatible to pull down kitchen faucet?

Asked by: clean_water
Thank you for your inquiry. No, the counter top system is not compatble with pull down/out sprayers. We recommend an Under Counter system or Clean Water Machine at https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-10-30

do the filters remove fluoride from the water

Asked by: fresh water
The Countertop system will not remove Fluoride. Flouride removal requires special filtration through a membrane. Our Reverse Osmosis system is NSF certified to remove over 95%of flouride in you drinking water, as well as 87 other contaminants.  https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum 
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-09-25

This filter have compatibility with every Faucet?? I concern incompatibility with my faucet and Return is difficult.

Asked by: Jong
The Countertop system diverter is designed to fit most standard faucets. We do offer an adapter pack for sme faucets. The dverted is not compatible with pull out spray faucets, and other types of waterfall sprayers. We recommend sending a photo of your faucet to our Service Team at support@aquasana.com for verification. Our return process is very simple as well. We offer a 90-day no questions asked policy. Simply notify us you wish to return the item, and we will send you an e-mail with instructions and an Authorization Number.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-09-21

Does it filter out fluoride?

Asked by: Allicyn
Flouride removal requires special filtration through a membrane. Our Reverse Osmosis system is NSF certified to remove over 95%of flouride in you drinking water, as well as 87 other contaminants.  https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum  If you are interested in a system, I highly suggest you speak to one of our Home Specialists so they might discuss what options may be best for you before you purchase something you may not need, etc.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-09-21

Is the plastic body of the aquasana over the counter filter BPA free?

Asked by: Lilinou
Thank you for your inquiry and interest in Aquasana. Yes, all of our drinking systems are NSF certified as BPA Free and non-leaching. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-10-13

Does this water filter, filter out at least 90% Fluoride?

Asked by: Josanna
Thank you for your inquiry. Flouride removal requires special filtration through a membrane. Our Reverse Osmosis system is NSF certified to remove over 95%of flouride in you drinking water, as well as 87 other contaminants.  https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum 
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2019-01-25

Hi there! Does it kill coliforms ? If yes which ones and what percentage af all coliforms does it make?

Asked by: Polina
Thank you for inquiry. The Counter Top drinking system will not remove Coliform. However, we do manufacture a Reverse Osmosis system that will filter much of the Coliform. But, the only guarantee to eradicate it completely from your water is with a UV system. We do have a Well System with UV if you are interested at https://www.aquasana.com/whole-house-water-filters/500k-gallon-well-water You can also shock your well with bleach, but it may need to be repeated. There is a very informative article at the following link that explains your best options and a chart for disinfection based on the depth of your well. http://www.waterandhealth.org/newsletter/private_wells.html If you are interested in a system, I highly suggest you speak to one of our Home Specialists so they can go over your water report with you and discuss what options may be best for you before you purchase something you may not need, etc. Please give us a call at 866.662.6885 or e-mail Sales@Aquasana.com!
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-22

Do either of your countertop models filter out PFOA & PFOS?

Asked by: Sarahh
All of our drinking systems are NSF certified P475 for the reduction of PFOA and PFOS (PFC). The EPA lists activated carbon as a filtration method for removing PFOS and PFOA, which all of our systems contain, which all of our drinking systems are certified to remove. http://www.nsf.org/newsroom/nsf-international-certifies-first-water-filters-pfoa
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-22

Can I get replacement filters for the countertop filter ?

Asked by: John Galt
Replacement filters can be found at https://www.aquasana.com/replacement-water-filters
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-29

Why the filtered water feels greasy? After installation of the unit and left the water run for more than 10 minutes, the water feels greasy

Asked by: Andres
What you may be experiencing is the magnesium minerals in your water. Without the harsh feel of Chlorine in the water, some customers experience a slick feeling. This should dissipate within a week of use.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-29

One of the tubes is getting brown. What does that mean?

Asked by: so concerned
What you are seeing is the result of the incoming water from your pipes prior to the water being filtered, usually a result of sediment, rust, or iron depending on your water source. The reason you do not see this in the outgoing hose is a result of those contaminants being removed/reduced by our filtration.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-07

Will it eliminate sulfer?

Asked by: Mary t sulferwaterhater
Hi Mary! The counter top system will not remove the sulfur smell in your water. Activated carbon filters can remove low levels of sulfur sediment, manganese and iron. However, maintenance and replacement of filter systems are very high because sulfur, iron, manganese and other suspended materials in the water soon clog the filter. And because the levels in well water change, we do manufacture an Iron Filtration tank to deal with these. Please call ur office at 866.662.6885 to speak with a representative about our Iron Filtration.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-07
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