Milwaukee – A.O. Smith Corp. and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County have partnered with the city of Milwaukee to provide water filtration products to city residents living in homes with lead service lines.
Products from Aquasana, a company recently acquired by A.O. Smith, will be offered through the program.
The products — a countertop unit (which attaches to a faucet) and powered water filtration pitcher — are National Science Foundation-certified to remove more than 99 percent of lead from drinking water.
The program involves Mayor Tom Barrett and the city of Milwaukee Health Department, which will coordinate the distribution of the filtration products and replacement filters as well as who qualifies for them in partnership with Social Development Commission (SDC) and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. The program will focus on households with pregnant women and/or children under the age of six.
Milwaukee-based A.O. Smith (NYSE: AOS) and Aquasana also announced a discount program for Milwaukee-area residents who do not qualify for the program. A discount will be available through the end of 2016 to residents who purchase Aquasana water filters online at www.aquasana.com using the password “Milwaukee.” Aquasana also is offering replacement filters at a discounted price, which includes extended warranties and free shipping through its “water for life” program.