Aquasana Announces $1.5 Million Donation to Provide Clean Water to Communities in Need

Aquasana Donates 30,000 Water Filters to Native American Families

By: Rachel Carollo

Water is a necessity for daily life. So, you may be surprised to learn that there are more than two million Americans who lack access to clean running water, indoor plumbing, and/or wastewater services. According to a recent report by the U.S. Water Alliance, the most vulnerable people lacking clean running water in the United States tend to be low-income citizens living in poor rural areas, communities of color, and tribal communities. In fact, the organization found that 58 out of every 1,000 Native American households do not have access to indoor plumbing, and many do not 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.  

"Clean water is a basic human necessity and imperative for overall health and wellness."

In honor of National Water Quality Month during the month of August, Aquasana has partnered with product philanthropist Good360 to help support those who lack clean water. Good360, a non-profit charity dedicated to helping those impacted by disasters or challenging life circumstances, has committed to help distribute a donation of 30,000 water filters from Aquasana, worth over $1.5 million dollars.

These water filters will be donated to charitable organizations specifically dedicated to aiding Native American families living on reservations. The water filtration systems being donated feature our patented Claryum® filtration technology to remove up to 99% of 77 harmful contaminants, including lead, PFOA/PFOS, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, and more. 

“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.” 

Filtered water has increasingly become more important to Americans as awareness of and concern over harmful contaminants in drinking water continues to rise across the country.

“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.”

In our recent Water Quality Survey, 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. To learn more about our water systems or to participate in our Good360 campaign, check out our website.