Aquasana Receives Eco Excellence Award™ for Best Water Filtration System

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Leading water filter brand recognized for environmental impact and significant reduction of lead, PFOA/PFOS and other harmful contaminants

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Aquasana 5300+ Max Flow Under Sink Filter

The Aquasana 5300+ Max Flow removes up to 99% of 77 different contaminants, including lead, PFOA/PFOS, arsenic and more – 15 times more toxins than the leading pitcher filter.

Aquasana, maker of award-winning water filtration products for the home and on-the-go, has been named a 2020 Eco Excellence Award winner by b/well magazine for its 5300+ Max Flow Under Sink Water Filtration System. In a time when uncertainty about the United States’ drinking water quality has increased 50% since 2019 and concerns over the presence of harmful contaminants are on the rise, Aquasana has been honored for its high-performance water filtration technology and significant role in helping reduce single-use plastic waste.

“We know that Americans are concerned about what’s in their drinking water, especially when it comes to lead and emerging chemicals like PFAS,” said Derek Mellencamp, general manager at Aquasana. According to the company’s second annual National Water Quality Survey, lead stands out as the primary tap water concern among U.S. adults in 2020. Additionally, awareness around PFOA/PFOS – the “forever chemicals” that garnered national attention in the movie Dark Waters – saw significant growth across the country in the past year, including a 114% increase among Gen Z in particular.

Now in its tenth year, the Eco Excellence Awards recognize leaders in social and environmental sustainability for products, services and organizations committed to healthier approaches to living. The Aquasana 5300+ Max Flow ($175 at removes up to 99% of 77 different contaminants – 15 times more toxins than the leading pitcher filter – including lead, PFOA/PFOS, arsenic, asbestos, pharmaceuticals and more, while preserving water’s healthy minerals. Designed with ease of use and the environment in mind, each long-lasting filter cartridge replaces over 6,400 plastic bottles of water.

“Filtering your tap water is essential to improving the overall health and environmental quality of your home,” added Mellencamp. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award for the fifth consecutive year. As we get ready to celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 25-31), we couldn’t think of a better time to help shine a spotlight on this very important issue.”

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week aims to educate parents on the many ways they can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects, including at the tap. It’s estimated that 63 million Americans have been exposed to lead in their drinking water over the last decade alone. To learn more about protecting your home and family from lead exposure – including the most common myths when it comes to lead in drinking water – visit

About Aquasana
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 filters, countertop filters, reverse osmosis systems and portable filter bottles – provide easy and immediate access to healthy water at home and on the go.

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