Dioxane is used to make plastic, rubber and insecticides.

It dissolves things and is considered to have the potential to cause cancer.


So when the controversy came out that a form of dioxane is in the drinking water in parts of Seminole County, we wondered if a water filtration system for your home could take it out.

Bill Roche with Toppen Health sells water filtration systems for a living. His answer? It depends.

“If you have a reverse osmosis system, it can remove a significant amount,” Roche said. “If you have a carbon block system, it can remove some of it but not all of it.”

Roche says the success rate is somewhere between 20% and 50% with a carbon block system.

Why is dioxane so hard to get out of drinking water? Roche says it’s not a particle, like a speck of sand. It has dissolved into the water, much like sugar dissolves into our coffee.

Boyett’s family water treatment company has a solution for this problem:

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This unit will eliminate up to 97% of the dioxane chemical in your water.

Update on lifting dumping mechanism.

This was the initial model:

Then came the


How it will work demonstration

We are involved with a great Auto Body Company (Coach Works Autobody and Paint, Mesa AZ) designing a process that will integrally be important to help us continue our journey in the rental water treatment industry (we wish to be a leader).   Mr. Matt Radman is the designer, fabricator, and genius behind this project (and he is just that). Matt Radman I will always tell you have more talent in your pinky finger fingernail than hundreds of fabricators. After 30 years of working with this fine organization – they keep us coming back for more and more. We love them very much.

Our next step is to establish a meeting between Matt Radman (owner of Coach Works Auto Body and Paint) and Concrete Dave (this will occur Wednesday, February 21 at 4:05 PM at the Boyett’s family water treatment factory.

This is the text message I sent to round them up for this next important meeting date:

Hello my great concrete man and my great fabricator and inventors, Matt has requested a meeting of the great minds during the middle of the week (can we meet after 4 PM ‘just asking’)?  The bolts are turning, and you both will help develop a catapult for our industry to provide affordable water to many utilizing recycled components (and help my family’s business continue our legacy as leaders).   This is driven by (the possible contamination of water – if the granular activated media is not exchanged regularly – it will microbiologically contaminate the

water ‘This is being overlooked in our industry’; when these words get out – there may be liability involved.

You both have a long history of setting important trends for us.  I look forward.

I will keep you updated. 

Will AZH2O run out?  What kind of water will we be treating/ drinking in the future?

From this article:

Israeli desalination, wastewater treatment becomes global model for water scarcity | The Times of Israel

Israeli desalination, wastewater treatment becomes global model for water scarcity

Chief engineer of Eilat’s water and sewage utility says all of the city’s wastewater is treated, and ‘transferred, to the last drop, to farmers,’ who use it to water crops

AFP — In the scorching summer heat, an Israeli farmer tends to a dripline taking a mix of ground and recycled water to palm trees — an approach honed for decades in the arid country and now drawing wide interest abroad.

At the plantation in a desert near Eilat, the mineral-rich water passes through a plastic tube, nourishing the dates high above.

“All of Eilat’s sewage is treated,” said Arik Ashkenazi, chief engineer of Ein Netafim, Eilat’s water and sewage utility, during a tour of the facility that sees wastewater cleared of solids and biological hazards. “The treated wastewater is transferred, to the last drop, to farmers” who mix it with groundwater and use it on the trees, he said.

Eliat is hemmed in between the desert and Red Sea, isolated from the rest of Israel with no natural freshwater. Its drinking water is a combination of desalinated groundwater and seawater. After domestic use turns it into sewage, it is treated and then allocated to farmers, enabling the parched region to support agriculture.

While Eilat used to be the exception in Israel’s water management, it is now more of a prototype for the country and perhaps the world.

Globally, more than two billion people lack access to safe drinking water, the United Nations says, with floods and droughts triggered by climate change further exacerbating the situation. Alarming data presented by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs shows “80% of wastewater in the world flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.”

Israel began recycling wastewater when it saw that its water sources — groundwater and water from the northern Sea of Galilee — were insufficient to meet the needs of a growing population.

“We began to realize that sewage was a water source, reaching almost 100% reuse in Israel,” said Yossi Yaacoby, vice president of engineering for Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, noting that 90% of the treated wastewater went to agriculture.

“That wasn’t enough either, so we began desalinating seawater,” he said, beginning with Eilat in 1997 and then the Mediterranean, with desalinated water now providing 60-80% of Israel’s drinking water.

Israel has had sole access to the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake, since seizing the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War.

In the 1960s, Israel’s construction of its so-called national carrier — the pipeline transferring water from the Sea of Galilee to drier and more populated parts of the country — caused tensions and even exchanges of fire with Syria.

“Water was a source of conflict,” Yaacoby said. Nowadays, “Israel understands that water is a foundation for peace,” he added, with Israel selling it to some of its neighbors.

Salty water diverted from the Sea of Galilee pours into the Jordan River, south of the Alumot Dam, February 21, 2023.

We supply the Jordanians 100 million (cubic meters) from the Sea of Galilee, and a similar quantity to the Palestinians — mainly in the West Bank with a small amount to Gaza, and it will increase,” Yaacoby said.

With rising climate instability, growing populations, and dwindling resources, it’s not only Middle Eastern countries that Israel is helping to tackle their water problems.

“The world is undergoing a huge crisis,” Yaacoby said, noting that “states you’d never imagine” like France, Germany, and Italy were rethinking the issue.

“Israel understood from its inception that water is a scarce resource,” he said, and by now “has a large reservoir of knowledge accumulated over the years pertaining to regulatory matters, managing water sources,” he said.

In addition, Israel is “constantly developing technologies” in the field of water, Yaacoby said.

Clive Lipchin, an expert on water management at the Arava Institute in southern Israel, said the rising unpredictability due to climate change should make “everybody around the world” consider desalination and treating wastewater.

But beyond the technologies being expensive and high on energy consumption, a comprehensive solution would demand people changing their attitude on the use of water.

“It’s a basic right, but it cannot be a free good. People have to pay,” Lipchin said. “Most people around the world do not pay. So that’s a huge barrier” and a challenge to governments whose citizens have been paying nothing for decades, he said.

Yaacoby, too, said that the main challenge for the future of water use was not in the realm of engineering, but rather the mindset of people who were in no rush to conserve water they received for free.

Such a change required “courageous political decisions,” he said.


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Israeli desalination, wastewater treatment becomes global model for water scarcity | The Times of Israel

The future water sustainability strategy for our AZH2O is to treat 90% of our wastewater and put this recycled water back into our drinking water.

We are big fans of recycling.  The wastewater recycling model: clean toilet water and drink it.  Doesn’t sound too delicious, but this is what will sustain us and provide us with the next water source. 

The equation will look like this:

Pee + poop – filter =  ?

We have a solution to this mathematical quandary.

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This negative equation turns into:

Poop + Pee – Boyett’s family clarify RO unit = delicious, safe AZH2O  


  1. Hot water recirculating device.  We have calculated a 25,000 gallons a year in savings for an average family
  • No salt, No water waste, No electricity whole house water treatment.  Our onus is to the leader in this technology and process for the future of our industry.



  • Water savings reverse osmosis membranes.  These units improve water saving (85% improvement 1:1 water ratio).


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In Phoenix, a high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit now somehow counts as a respite. On Monday, America’s hottest major city ended its ominous streak of 31 straight days in which temperatures crested past 110. The toll of this heat—a monthly average of 102.7 degrees in July—has been brutal. One woman was admitted to a hospital’s burn unit after she fell on the pavement outside her home, and towering saguaros dropped their arms and collapsed. Over the past month, hospitals filling up with burn and heat-stroke victims have reached capacities not seen since the height of the pandemic.

“Why would anyone live in Phoenix?” You might ask that question to the many hundreds of thousands of new residents who have made the Arizona metropolis America’s fastest-growing city. Last year, Maricopa County, where Phoenix sits, gained more residents than any other county in the United States—just as it did in 2021, 2019, 2018, and 2017.

At its core, the question makes a mystery of something that isn’t a mystery at all. For many people, living in Phoenix makes perfect sense. Pleasant temperatures most of the year, relatively inexpensive housing, and a steady increase in economic opportunities have drawn people for 80 years, turning the city from a small desert outpost of 65,000 into a sprawling metro area of more than 5 million. Along the way, a series of innovations has made the heat seem like a temporary inconvenience rather than an existential threat for many residents. Perhaps not even a heat wave like this one will change anything.

Our short water story of Boyett’s family:

When my parents (Brian and Roberta Boyett) started our company there were only 200,000 residents in the Phoenix metro area of AZ and the East Valley of AZ.  In 2006 the population was 2.6 Million.  Our population is now 5 Million and we will double in 15 years. 

We will now recycle 90% of our wastewater and put this into our drinking water supply.

My family has been instrumental in establishing the current AZH2O distribution system.

My great grandfather Wilford Hayden (the third settler in Scottsdale ‘Hayden Road bears his name’) was an early farmer that mortgaged their farm to donate money to build Roosevelt damn.  My grandfather served on the board of the Salt River Project.  

My shirttail relative Senator Carl Hayden ‘he claimed my mother and her siblings as his nieces and nephews – since he claimed my family, I’m claiming him as my shirt tail relative’:

Here is what Senator Carl Hayden did for AZH2O:

He got Arizona the water rights to use the Colorado River Water.  This is the water that travels through the Central Arizona Project canals.  This source of water represents 1/3 of our AZH2O.  The CAP water originates in Colorado and is sent down the hill to Arizona through the Grand Canyon.

One of our clients called the other day and said: “My doctor asked me if I’d been sucking on

A battery is made up of an anode, cathode, separator, electrolyte, and two current collectors (positive and negative). The anode and cathode store the lithium. The electrolyte carries positively charged lithium ions from the anode to the cathode and vice versa through the separator.


Is there Lithium in AZH2O?

We know there is lithium around Arizona.

Uranium in the Grand Canyon

Uranium deposits sit deep within sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone layers across the Southwest. In the Grand Canyon region, uranium ore is found in geologic features called breccia pipes.

Uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park began in the 1950s at Orphan Mine, just two miles from Grand Canyon Village. At least eight uranium mines have operated near the park, including the active Canyon Mine (now renamed Pinyon Plain Mine) that threatens springs inside the Grand Canyon.


Do you remember that science experiment: running a large magnet through the ground to pull it out of the ground and see it covered with iron filings?

The same thing happens with our water.  Each water molecule if a magnet.  As it runs through the AZ dirt it picks up constituencies of many toxins and elements. 

We have more hexavalent chromium and chromium 6 than Erin Brockovich got sick.

If you Google fishing in Arizona; the stories say not to eat the AZ fish because they have too much mercury.

AZ Game & Fish chart: don’t eat that fish! – Slotblog › … › Non-Slot Models, Toys, etc.

Apr 3, 2021 — That’s quite unfortunate that the larger lakes nearest you, the Salt River Project reservoirs and Lake Pleasant, all have mercury advisories.

We also have lead in our AZH2O.

Phoenix Water Quality Analysis

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In the city’s most recent water quality report, 10% of residential homes tested positive for 4 mg/L of lead or higher. This is quite high considering that the …


All of these toxins bioaccumulate in our bodies.  These toxins can cause

Do we have arsenic in our AZH2O?

Arsenic is a common contaminant in U.S. public drinking water because it can occur naturally in groundwater. Arsenic levels in Phoenix water have exceeded what the EWG recommends for safety by 1,266 times. Chromium is another common contaminant found in U.S. water supplies.


Yes there is definitely arsenic in our AZH2O drinking water. 

Is there fluoride in our AZH2O drinking water?



That is a good question.  It is a very political topic here.

Does AZH2O have PFAS (forever chemicals) in our drinking water?

Yes. › 2021/03/17 › forever-chemi…

Mar 17, 2021 — The increasing evidence of PFOA and PFOS compounds in and around military bases will continue to draw attention from environmental regulators ..

Boyett’s family water treatment has prepared solutions for each of these water vicissitudes.

For the PFAS chemicals ‘forever chemicals’

To treat your water (this unit removed the lead in your water):


6412 Lead Removal (

This unit will remove any mercury in  your water:

9679 Whole House Mercury (

This unit will remove any hexavalent chromium and chromium 6 toxins in your water:

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This unit will remove any arsenic or fluoride in your drinking water

We utilize an RO leak control system THAT does not require any batteries or electricity (and it works great).

Sebastian is shown dating all the plastic (we never allow a plastic thing to stay in your home after 5 years).

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What we have found is in order to be really good our object is to be the best in the world at everything.

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Scientists sound alarm after discovering carcinogen in tap water: ‘Incumbent upon drinking water utilities to do what they can to intervene’ (


“We simply don’t understand the cumulative and interactive effects …”

Scientists are sounding the alarm after they discovered a cancer-causing chemical that had largely been overlooked by decision-makers, highlighting how tainted water is not always easy to spot.

What happened?

A six-month investigation by the Orlando Sentinel revealed that tens of thousands of people had been drinking tap water contaminated with an industrial chemical known as 1,4-dioxane, which had made its way into the Floridan Aquifer.

The health risks associated with the toxin are still under review, but it has been linked to liver and kidney cancers. 

“What is really worrying in our society is the major increase that we see in the world of what we call early onset of cancer,” said Vasilis Vasiliou, a Yale University researcher who is involved in a study on the chemical running through 2027. “ … This is most likely a result from exposure.”

Residents of Seminole County, Lake Mary, and Sanford had all unknowingly been drinking contaminated water, and their treatment plants did not learn of the chemical’s presence until 2013, when the Environmental Protection Agency required U.S. utility companies to test for that toxin and others.

“I’ve had some sleepless nights over this,” Lee Constantine, a Seminole County commissioner, told the Sentinel in June when he learned of the widespread contamination — something senior county executives were also unaware of.

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Why is this concerning? 

The Sentinel described federal and state guidelines regarding acceptable limits of 1,4-dioxane as “unenforceable,” as they allow the equivalent of “an eight-ounce cup of the chemical in 150 million gallons of water.” 

“We simply don’t understand the cumulative and interactive effects of multiple toxins at multiple life stages, multiple routes of exposure, and how they all add up over the course of our lifetime,” Thomas Mohr, an expert on the chemical, told the outlet. 

“If there’s an opportunity to intervene and prevent consumption of that chemical, I think it’s incumbent upon drinking water utilities to do what they can to intervene and remove it,” he added.

A now-defunct factory was one known source of contamination, but exposure can happen in other ways, as 1,4-dioxane has reportedly been found in a variety of everyday products, including plastics, cosmetics, shampoos, toothpastes, and food crop pesticides.

What is being done about this chemical? 

The EPA allocated a $7.5 million federal grant to Yale as the university seeks to more clearly understand how 1,4-dioxane is impacting public health, per the Sentinel

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit that champions safe drinking-water policies, also told the outlet that utility companies should install the appropriate treatment technologies at their plants — something people can advocate for in their hometowns.   

A more coordinated response will hopefully be rolled out sooner rather than later, but in the meantime, supporting eco-friendly health and beauty brands and caring for your yard with non-chemical solutions are ways to limit potential exposure.

What will remove 1,4-dioxane from your water?

Reverse osmosis filters this chemical from your tap water.

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Cancer-Causing Chemical 1,4-Dioxane Contaminates Americans’ Drinking Water

Water supplies for more than 7 million Americans in 27 states are contaminated with an industrial chemical at levels higher than what federal scientists say poses a minimal lifetime risk of cancer, according to a new EWG analysis.

In addition to being a drinking water pollutant, 1,4-dioxane is an unwanted impurity in many personal care products, including shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, foaming hand soap, cosmetics, deodorant and skin lotion. It is also often found in laundry detergent, dishwashing soap and household cleaners.

Because of its wide use and potential harm, 1,4-dioxane is one of the first 10 chemicals the Environmental Protection Agency picked for review under the nation’s new chemical safety law. But the review could take years, and even then there’s no guarantee the EPA will do anything: The agency has failed to set standards for any new drinking water contaminant in more than 20 years.

A report and interactive map released today by EWG and the Environmental Defense Fund highlight hot spots for 1,4-dioxane contamination in drinking water. Ranking the most contaminated water systems by population, hot spots included the Cape Fear River basin in North Carolina, affecting Fayetteville and surrounding communities; southeastern Los Angeles County, Calif.; and New York’s Long Island.

Samples from water systems serving those areas had average levels of 1,4-dioxane ranging from four times to about 17 times the EPA’s minimal cancer risk level of 0.35 parts per billion, which is about one drop of water in three Olympic-size swimming pools. That’s the level expected to cause no more than one case of cancer for every million people who drink the water daily for a lifetime.

The EPA has classified 1,4-dioxane as “likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” It is also listed in California’s official registry of chemicals known to cause cancer.

Where does 1,4-dioxane pollution come from?

Most 1,4-dioxane contamination of drinking water comes from leaking underground storage tanks at hazardous waste sites, or discharges from manufacturing plants. Once it makes its way into sources of drinking water, it tends to stay there, because it does not break down easily. Because manufacturers don’t have to report discharges of 1,4-dioxane, tracing contamination to its source is difficult. When a source is identified, the lack of enforceable standards means regulators have no legal grounds to stop contamination.

Detlef Knappe, who heads a North Carolina State University research team studying 1,4-dioxane contamination in the state’s watersheds, says stopping the pollution is a better solution than treating it once it gets into drinking water supplies.

“Source control would be protective of the surface water quality and would result in a lower societal cost than installing treatment processes for 1,4-dioxane control at numerous downstream drinking water utilities,” Knappe said.

Most in-home water filters, including activated carbon filters, don’t remove 1,4-dioxane effectively. Reverse osmosis filters are better, removing a significant portion of the chemical from tap water, but still fall short.

That means that people in communities that get drinking water from groundwater contaminated with 1,4-dioxane should urge their local utilities to install specialized technology, the only effective way to remove the chemical. But beyond that, citizens should push for state and federal oversight to stop the chemical from getting into the water supply in the first place.

As for 1,4-dioxane in consumer products, here are some tips on avoiding exposures:

  • Use EWG’s Skin Deep® and Guide to Healthy Cleaning databases to find products that don’t contain cancer-causing 1,4-dioxane.
  • Read labels and avoid products that contain contaminated ingredients such as PEG, polyethylene, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethyelene, polyoxynolethylene, and chemicals ending in –eth and –oxynol. These ingredients are manufactured in a way that can result in simultaneous formation of 1,4-dioxane as an impurity.
  • While some companies remove 1,4-dioxane from their finished products, not all companies do, and this is not disclosed on labels. Shoppers should demand that companies manufacturing personal care products remove 1,4-dioxane. 

Here is another way to limit your exposure to these dangerous tap water chemicals:

Drink your water from one of these

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Respectfully, Hayden Boyett’s family water treatment

Here is an article about the history of our family water treatment business:

Here is what we do for fun:

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With our musical movement called Fast Track music utilization program, we seek to find people who want to learn a musical instrument or sing.  We provide the musical instrument free of charge and sponsor a couple of lessons.  If a person really wants to (once they know the basics – they will find a way ‘YouTube is a good clue to learning new instruments’).  We help people connect the dots to their musical dreams.  Just like we help you connect the dots to your perfect water.  As the owner of my family’s company, I meet with at least 20 of you each week.  I go and listen to your water treatment needs, concerns, and dreams, and my great staff and I invent a process that is designed especially for you.  I pick up important clues for future water trends (and what products will help solve these problems) to give you peace of mind.