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New Jersey PFAS/PFOA Levels Found to Be 8X Higher Than Recommended Guidelines

PFAS – also known as PFOAs – are a family of highly toxic, fluorinated chemicals found in more than 2,800 communities across the United States, including much of New Jersey. PFAS, known as the “forever chemicals” because they build up in our bodies and never break down, have been linked to cancer, reproductive and immune system irregularities, and other diseases.

We Help You by Removing PFAS and Other Contaminants from Your Water

At Aspen Water, we help your remove PFAS from your water, as well as other harmful contaminants that might be negatively impacting your health. Get started with a free water quality analysis from us. Find out what’s in your water today!

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We’ll test your water quality, analyze it for PFAS and other contaminants or hard water, and provide you a personalized recommendation based on the results.
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A recent, 2021 report by the Environmental Working Group found elevated concentrations of PFAS in 34 community water systems in New Jersey, including in Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, Bergen County, and Union County.

According to the Environmental Working Group, more than 41,000 industrial sites are known or suspected of discharging PFAS into the air and water, including:

  • More than 4,700 using PFAS for electroplating and polishing
  • More than 3,000 petroleum stations and terminals
  • More than 2,300 chemical manufacturers
  • More than 2,200 metal product manufacturers
  • More than 2,100 commercial printing facilities
  • More than 1,800 plastics and resin manufacturing sites
  • More than 1,500 paint and coating manufacturers
  • More than 1,200 semiconductor manufacturers
  • More than 1,000 electric component manufacturers

Research continues on the effects of PFAS on the human body, though many scientists say they still don’t know all the dangers. Testing has suggested the presence of such chemicals may decrease infant birth weights, inhibit vaccine response in children, increase the risk of kidney or testicular cancer, lead to high blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels, and may cause liver damage. Research has linked PFAS to a greater likelihood of:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Infectious diseases such as cold, flu, coughs, bronchitis, etc.
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders in children
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Strokes and blood clotting
  • Thyroid disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Birth defects
  • Hypertension
  • Miscarriages
The state of New Jersey has set a level of 14 parts per trillion as a benchmark where PFAS needs monitoring. However, there is no common standard for what is considered safe drinking water. For example, Michigan has set a limit of 8 parts per trillion as a threshold for concern about drinking water on one particular member of the PFAS family, a commonly detected chemical called PFOA. The U.S. EPA has recommended a health advisory if water tests at 70 parts per trillion. For the Environmental Working Group, it suggests that anything over 1 part per trillion could potentially be toxic.

How Do We Help at Aspen Water?

For many municipal water companies in New Jersey, cleaning up PFAS in the community water supply is expensive and few have started on such an effort. However, at Aspen Water Solutions, we have home water filtration systems and point-of-use systems that can eliminate PFAS from your home water supply. You can get started by requesting a free water quality analysis from us. We’ll analyze your water for this chemical family and other known contaminants. Then, we’ll recommend the right filtration system so you can be confident in your drinking water. Why go with Aspen Water Solutions:

  • Qualified Water Technicians
  • Member EWQA
  • Financing Available
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The owner Steve is great and very involved in the process and making sure that my wife and I were satisfied with our order. We reached out to him through a recommendation of someone on Facebook and he came out to our house the next day and tested our water. We purchased a water filtration system and it was set up very quickly.

The only minor criticism I would have was that at the time of the install, we weren't given any instructions on how often the filters needed to be changed or how to change them. However, because Steve is very involved he did reach out to check on our satisfaction with the filtration system.

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Daniel B.
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I am writing this letter to express how much I LOVE our new water softener and RO system. There have been numerous benefits since we had the system installed. When you came to test our water back in December, the results showed that our water was very hard and filled with chlorine and other contaminants. Even though we had water pitcher filters, the water still did not taste right at all. Also my hair was always so dry and my skin the same. My husband stated that his eyes would burn during his shower. This was due to the high contents of chlorine, etc.

The water filtration system was installed on Dec 7th. Your company installed a whole house water softener located in my utility room, and a RO system for drinking water located underneath my kitchen sink. Since the first day of install, I have gradually seen many benefits, I have truly noticed all of the full benefits 5 weeks after the install, probably due to our low water usage.

These benefits (for both my husband and I) include:

  • No more mineral deposits on my dishes, or in the bathrooms
  • Cleaner and healthier drinking water
  • My hair is so much more silkier and it doesn't fall out as much.
  • My scalp is not as dry as it used to be
  • The skin on our bodies and faces are much softer, so I use less lotion
  • The water no longer has chlorine in it, which used to burn my skin!!
  • The hot water heater tank has been fully cleaned out of build up due to the soft water. We could actually hear the build up being broken up and flushed out. This took 5 weeks.
  • We use far less cleaning products and far less products for my shower
  • The shower and bathrooms are much cleaner since there isn't much build up. The soft water actually broke up some of the previous build up that was already there.
  • My skin on my face has NOT broken out with acne since the system was installed. My skin is not getting clogged as much as it used to and it's a lot softer. I don't use as many products as I used to.
  • The alkaline water that we drink gives us so much energy in the mornings. Our health has also improved.
  • Our clothes come out of the washing machine much cleaner and the colors are actually brighter. I have to use way less detergent.

This is just a few of the many benefits. Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for this system. We LOVE IT!! I am SOOOOO happy with it!!

I am recommending your system to all of my friends and family for sure!

Thank you again.

Sejal and Pratesh
Teaneck, NJ

We have had the water filtration system in our house for only a few weeks and it has been lifechanging! Joe from Brita Pro tested the water in or new condo and educated us on the importance of pure, clean, alkaline water and its benefits. We are currently expecting our first child any day now and we only wanted the best for our expanding family!

Our water is no longer considered hard or contains high amounts of damaging chemicals and minerals. Our skin and hair are noticeably softer and stronger! My husband had many skin ailments that have literally disappeared since installation! This was the major selling point and it truly is 100% correct! Joe promised that we would utilize less cleaning products such as laundry detergent and hand soap with the same effectiveness and yet again 100% satisfied! In fact, our clothes are cleaner! We will save an abundance of money!

We could not believe the impact that this system would have on our lives! We did not appreciate all the effects water possess on our quality of life until experiencing it for ourselves. Everything that we were promised came true! We stand by these products and highly recommend them! Please consult with Joe today!


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Gary and Brittany
Wayne, NJ

We were already determined to have a water softener installed but would like to know more details about our hard water issues and the options we have available in the market. I have had three companies come in and perform a water test and present me their products. Among the three, two were very thorough in explaining the results of the water test and one of them was Steve Zuckerman, the owner and president of Aspen Water Solutions.

He personally came and performed the water test free of charge. He patiently answered all my questions regarding the quality of our water and the different options we have in addressing our hard water issues which was causing irritation to my children's skin and damaging my bathroom fixtures, dishwasher and washer. He provided enough reading materials as well as explained the different products that they carry in terms of water softeners and filtration system.

We chose Steve (Aspen) because he never rushed in performing the test and in explaining and answering questions and concerns that we have with these types of systems. Plus they carry a very reputable brand - Brita Pro, which they installed last July and we are very satisfied with.

Another reason why we chose Steve was because when I asked about maintenance, he was the only one who did not even try to sell me a monthly maintenance plan but encouraged me to never hesitate to call him if I have any questions or issues with the product.

We also purchased a reversed osmosis system from him and again, he did not pushed us in getting a maintenance plan for it. He even told us that the replacement of the filter in the RO is something that we can do ourselves rather than him or someone coming in to replace and charge us $90 for labor.

Recently, I thought we had an issue with the water level in the brine tank so I called Steve and also Brita Pro company. Both quickly responded on the same day and were very patient in explaining everything to me.

I highly recommend Steve and Aspen Water Solutions as well as the Brita Pro water softener and filtration system!

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Suzette Monteleyola
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I have extreme amounts of iron in my private well water, as well as a strong sulfur smell and brown tint to the water. If you have water issues like this, I strongly recommend getting several quotes before choosing one, as I got many different recommendations and a wide range of quotes. One salesman even wanted $6000 for his!

Steve was not the cheapest, but the price was reasonable and addressed all my water issues using one product. I spoke with 5 A-rated companies before choosing Aspen. The dealer, Steve, was very knowledgeable about his softener/filtration system and demonstrated how it would purify my water using a small replica of the one he would install.

When I asked for more written information about the manufacturer and asked more questions by phone and email, he was very responsive. The manufacturer, ATS, is family owned and has been in business for almost 50 years. The installer was experienced and thorough. He set up the system so that it would backwash outside into the ground and not into my new peat septic, which cannot handle salt, as I requested.

The water is now clear and clean and my dishes and white clothes, nails and hair are no longer literally turning brown. Steve will be back in a month to retest the water as part of his service, which I think shows that he wants to make sure the water is a pure as possible and that he backs what he sells.

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Laura D. in Bloomingdale, NJ, Install or Replace a Water Treatment & Purification System
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The product itself is good and worth it. I have it for just over a week and can see the difference in my water. I just didn’t like that they weren’t as transparent upfront regarding the water test and the whole presentation at the house. I wanted a system like this. There was no reason to have to prove my water quality in order for me to purchase it.

The installer was amazing and he took time to educate me on the system and make sure it was placed where I wanted. I think they will get more business if they stop the “sales” routine they do and become transparent about the quality of their product and service.

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Jennifer K.
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Aspen installed a neutralizer and water softener in my home. The job went smoothly and swiftly. Steve promised I would have water that was as good as bottled water. He was correct! Not being familiar with the new water systems put in place, I had some concerns. Steve came back to my house and showed me what they did and why, and explained the process of the filtration of the water. After Steve’s visit, I felt more comfortable with the water systems. I recommend Aspen for your water needs.

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Veronica S.
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After searching for a water softening system for over a month, Steve Zuckerman returned one of the many inquiry calls I'd been leaving with several water companies. With that one phone call an appointment was set, a water test was done the following day, and the system was up and running the day after that.

The service was quick and professional. I even called them following week because I unplugged my system and they were there immediately to service the machine. I’m a new customer but so far extremely satisfied thanks Steve.

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Wendy J.
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