At the beginning of the year, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality initiated an extensive statewide initiative aimed at sampling over 1,200 public water systems across the state. The primary focus was to detect the presence of 29 specific varieties of hazardous chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Subsequently, significant levels of PFOS and PFOA were identified in public water systems, prompting the implementation of measures to substantially decrease their concentrations in these systems. However, it remains imperative for property owners to take steps to safeguard their water systems from these chemicals as they have several harmful effects.

Water filters represent a valuable technology capable of reducing PFOS and PFOA in water systems. Our water treatment company located in Arizona, Aqua Science, elaborates on our protective capabilities below.



Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) encompass a category of synthetic chemicals that have found application in various products, such as non-stick cookware, fabrics with stain resistance properties, and firefighting foam. Among these PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which are widely recognized, have been associated with numerous health issues.


What Effects Do These Chemicals Have?

Effects on Human Health

PFOS in drinking water can have detrimental effects on human health. Prolonged exposure to PFOS has been linked to various adverse outcomes. It is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, especially kidney and testicular cancer. PFOS can also disrupt the endocrine system, leading to thyroid disorders and reproductive problems in both males and females. It can weaken the immune system’s response to infections and vaccines.

These health concerns underscore the importance of filtering PFOS levels in drinking water to safeguard public health and prevent long-term health issues associated with this chemical.


Environmental Effects

PFAS, often dubbed “forever chemicals,” are completely non-biodegradable. Their water solubility and high environmental mobility make them capable of extensively affecting groundwater, extending far beyond their original source.


How Can Filters Help?

Water treatment companies, such as us at Aqua Science, install water filtration systems that can reduce PFOS in your water system. At Aqua Science, we install systems that can successfully reduce PFOS where the water enters your home or commercial space. Below are the features of this innovative technology, informing you of how they can be beneficial to your water system and offer you clean water:


Removes Soluble/Ionic Lead

The filtration binders are designed to create ionic bonds with soluble lead, effectively removing it from water. Ionic bonds rely on the electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions, with PIONEER™ facilitating this process by exchanging electrons between the nonmetal binder and the lead metal.


Particulate Lead

Our filters are specifically designed at a 0.5-micron nominal filtration level to filter lead particles from water, resulting in cleaner water for your home or business.


Trust Aqua Science to Take Care of Your Water System in Arizona

As a company that has been in the Arizona water treatment business for several decades, we are experts when it comes to innovative technologies and methods that provide the best quality of water to homes and businesses. Our services are designed to keep up with the ever-changing environment.


If you’re interested in installing a PFOS filtration system on your property, reach out to our staff today for more information on how to get started.