Aquasana Introduces First-of-its-Kind Whole House Water Filter Certified to Reduce Lead and PFOA/PFOS

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Aquasana, a leading maker of high-performance water filtration solutions for the home, today introduced the first whole house filter certified for the reduction of lead, cysts and PFOA/PFOS. Designed to improve overall health and wellness, the Aquasana OptimH2O® whole house filter is certified to reduce more than 99 percent of lead and cysts and 98 percent of PFOA/PFOS. Additionally, the Aquasana OptimH2O® whole house filter also reduces 90 percent of chlorine/chloramines from every tap for instantly cleaner, better-tasting water throughout the entire home.

Water contamination - including lead and PFOA/PFOS, in particular - is a growing concern impacting millions of Americans across the country, with serious health effects that are particularly dangerous for young children and the elderly. In fact, approximately 63 percent of Americans are "concerned about what's in their water," according to a new survey of more than 1,500 adults conducted last month by Google Surveys for Aquasana. As reported by CNN, a 2018 EPA report found that nationwide, nearly one-third of the nation's public water systems serving more than 87 million Americans had at least one violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

"Removing lead and other harmful contaminants from tap water is one of the most effective steps to instantly improve the overall health and wellness of a household," says Derek Mellencamp, general manager of Aquasana. "Our new OptimH2O filter reduces lead and PFOA/PFOS, along with other contaminants including chlorine and chloramines, right as water enters the home in order to provide healthier water from every tap. We're thrilled to offer consumers the opportunity to instantly improve not only the quality of their water, but also their peace of mind."

Aquasana's new system is the only whole house filter certified to reduce lead, cysts and PFOA/PFOS. OptimH2O has been independently tested and certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) IAPMO to NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for the reduction of both soluble and particulate forms of lead and cysts, as well as NSF Standard P473 for the reduction of PFOA/PFOS.

The OptimH2O filter's innovative "lift and replace" design makes it easy for homeowners to maintain and replace the filter cartridge without the help of a professional. The system's LED meter indicator turns from green to yellow to red based on the number of gallons filtered, leaving zero guesswork as to when it is time to change the filter.

For households with unique water treatment needs, the OptimH2O filter can be customized with optional enhancements, including Aquasana's Simplysoft Salt-Free Water Descaler and UV Filter for enhanced bacteria and virus protection.

Aquasana's premium new OptimH2O whole house filter is available nationwide for purchase at and for $1799.

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Aquasana, an A. O. Smith Corporation company, 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 counter filters, reverse osmosis systems, portable filter bottles, and the first-ever powered countertop Clean Water Machine - provide easy and immediate access to healthy water at home and on the go. For more information, visit

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