Information is power.

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We’re not gonna sugarcoat it – finding out the truth about what’s in your water can be pretty hard to handle.

Let’s reframe that, though; knowing what’s in your water is also the first step to getting better water. That’s where AAA Water Systems comes in.

Our AAA Water Systems technicians are trained to help you navigate the best and most cost-efficient way forward to great tasting, safe, and healthy water in your home, once you’ve got the information you need to move forward.

Tap into the Tap-Water Database

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The EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. The EWG Tap Water Database is designed to provide consumers with detailed information about the contaminants present in their local tap water and the potential health risks associated with those contaminants. By compiling data from nearly 50,000 public water systems across the United States, the database allows users to search for their specific local water provider to see what contaminants have been detected in their water and how those levels compare with both legal limits set by regulatory agencies and health guidelines established by scientific research.
The project emphasizes the importance of clean, safe drinking water and aims to raise awareness about the presence of pollutants such as lead, chlorine, arsenic, and other chemicals. It also offers recommendations for water filters that can reduce or eliminate these contaminants, providing a valuable resource for individuals looking to ensure the safety and quality of their drinking water. The EWG’s work in this area underscores the need for stricter regulations and oversight to protect public health, advocating for updates to federal drinking water standards and increased transparency from water providers.

Free Water Testing

After you’ve done your research, you’ll want to schedule an appointment for a free water evaluation. An expert AAA Water Systems specialist will stop by your home to test a sample of your water and assess your current plumbing configuration, and provide you with options for a wide variety of water issues, so you can make an informed decision.
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What’s included in the free test?

We can’t test for everything during the initial evaluation, but we can find out a lot! The AAA Free Water Assessment tests for:
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WATER HARDNESS

Whether you’re on well water or municipal water, most homes in the US receive hard water. Hard water can shorten the life of your water using appliances, make your hair and skin dry and itchy, make it difficult to clean the scale on your faucets and showers, and leave water spots on your dishes and your car after washing. This test will determine the level of hardness minerals dissolved in your water.

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TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS

This is an indication of the total amount of everything dissolved in your water that’s not water, which may include salts, minerals, chemicals, metals, or fluoride.

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CHLORINE

A strong chlorine smell can be an indication of the over use of chlorine in your water. The right amount of chlorine kills bacteria, however, higher levels are toxic to people. This test will determine the level present in your drinking water.

Well Water Tests

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pH

The “potential of Hydrogen” is a measurement of the acidity or basicity of water. This test will determine if your water’s pH is high, low, or just right.

Iron

Usually you’ll already know if you have a lot of iron in your water, which appears as orange staining in your sinks and toilets. This test will determine the amount present.
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What will the free test tell me?

With your test results (and a little explanation from our water tech), you will have the information you need to ask the right questions and to understand if you have hard water, high iron, high chlorine, or high/low pH. You’ll understand what issues these can cause to your home or to your health, and what the solutions are as well as the cost, if you decide it’s worth fixing.

What is not included?

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We want you to understand now (so you’re not disappointed later) that the free test doesn’t test for all possible contaminants (of which there are hundreds of health concerning contaminants that the EPA doesn’t require water providers to test for, but testing for them all is costly, which is why the EPA doesn’t require it). Don’t worry though, if your concern is something specific, bacteria, Chromium 6, PFAS, etc. we can help you find a cost effective way to remove those and many others. If you are, however, wanting a comprehensive test for them, that will require a sample of water to be sent off to a laboratory with a lab fee. Either way, we will work hard to help you get what you want out of your water. We have the people, resources and tools.
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PFAS, or “ Forever Chemicals ”

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1940s. PFAS are found in a wide range of consumer products, such as non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets, cosmetics, firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water, and oil. Due to their widespread use and persistence in the environment, PFAS contamination has become a concern for drinking water systems globally. Here’s a list of the top 10 PFAS commonly found in drinking water and why they are of concern:
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Top 10 PFAS Commonly found in drinking water


  • 1. PFOA (PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Associated with potential adverse human health effects, including developmental issues, cancer, liver damage, immune effects, and thyroid disruption.


  • 2. PFOS (PERFLUOROOCTANESULFONIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Like PFOA, PFOS exposure is linked to similar health risks, including changes in cholesterol levels, developmental effects, and potential carcinogenic effects.


  • 3. PFNA (PERFLUORONONANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Studies suggest potential links to kidney and liver toxicity, developmental issues, and reproductive harm.


  • 4. PFHXS (PERFLUOROHEXANESULFONIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Less is known about PFHxS compared to PFOA and PFOS, but it is associated with immune system effects and changes in liver enzymes and thyroid hormones.


  • 5. PFBS (PERFLUOROBUTANESULFONIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Considered less bioaccumulative than longer-chain PFAS, but concerns include thyroid hormone disruption and potential developmental toxicity.


  • 6. PFHXA (PERFLUOROHEXANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Research is emerging, but there is concern about its potential for liver toxicity and developmental effects.


  • 7. PFPEA (PERFLUOROPENTANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Early studies indicate potential reproductive and developmental toxicity, with further research needed.


  • 8. PFBA (PERFLUOROBUTANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    One of the shorter-chain PFAS with potential effects on the liver, kidney, and thyroid, though less is known compared to longer-chain compounds.


  • 9. PFHPA (PERFLUOROHEPTANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Limited studies suggest potential impacts on developmental and reproductive health, with ongoing research to understand its effects fully.


  • 10. PFDA (PERFLUORODECANOIC ACID)CONCERNS

    Exposure may lead to liver damage, developmental effects, and alterations in lipid metabolism and immune response.

Why Are They of Concern?

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Persistence

PERSISTENCE

PFAS do not break down in the environment, leading to widespread presence in water, soil, and living organisms.
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BIOACCUMULATION

PFAS can accumulate in the body over time, leading to potential health risks with prolonged exposure.
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HEALTH EFFECTS

Studies link PFAS exposure to various health issues, including cancer, hormone disruption, immune system effects, and developmental problems.
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WATER CONTAMINATION

PFAS can contaminate drinking water sources through industrial releases, use of firefighting foams, and leaching from consumer products, making them a concern for public health.

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Verified Customer Reviews

Danny Jackson
Danny Jackson
21:06 25 Apr 24
Tommy was on time, very courteous, thorough, and expedient. Got the job done, and cleaned everything up before he left.great experience
vincent duran
vincent duran
17:28 21 Apr 24
Great and very knowledgeable about his job. Explained the process before he started the job. Worth all 5 stars.
Marcos Martinez
Marcos Martinez
21:32 17 Apr 24
Marvin Teran
Marvin Teran
19:34 17 Apr 24
I’m impressed with Al
Trish Brazil
Trish Brazil
17:32 12 Apr 24
Alfonso was on time, very informative, courteous and helpful. I continue to be impressed with AAA and their employees. A pleasure to work with.
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