Texas-based Aquasana, offering high-performance water filtration solutions for the home, has donated $1.5 million to access clean water and benefiting communities in need.
According to a press release, the initiative coincides with August’s National Water Quality Month, with profits from each water filter sold to be used to offset the donation of 30,000 water filtration systems that remove up to 99% of 77 harmful contaminants such as lead, PFOA/PFOS, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, and others.
In partnership with Good360 and their product philanthropy, the company is set to distribute thousands of water filters to a network of nonprofit partners serving people in need. Among the recipients are charitable organizations whose mission is to help Native American families living on reservations.
Working in tandem with Good360, Aquasana has been able to work with those directly impacted by the water crisis.
“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.”
Native Americans are at greater risk of experiencing water access issues, more so than any other group, according to the U.S. Water Alliance, a nonprofit advancing policies and programs that build a sustainable water future for all. The organization estimates that 58 of every 1,000 Native American households lack access to indoor plumbing, with many not having access to clean water. As a result, the Native American Rights Fund finds that the lack of clean and reliable water sources contributes to higher mortality, poverty, and unemployment rates.
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