WaterTech has the power to transform the water industry in America
The inequitable water crisis in the United States continues to demand nationwide attention. As America’s infrastructure spending falls behind, water companies are helping to launch new ventures that transform the water industry for its people and improve our most precious asset – water.
OriginClear (OCLN), a Florida-based water company with manufacturing operations in Texas leads the self-reliant water revolution by democratizing water investment and commercializing advanced systems to help users take charge of their own water needs. Emerging from high tech that fostered disruption, innovation, and speed, CEO and Founder, Riggs Eckelberry used these processes to influence the company known as The Clean Water Innovation Hub™. “When I came to the water industry, I found that it was this slow-moving giant that took forever to adopt new technology,” he says. This inspired water treatment solutions to enact much-needed change among water shortages, skyrocketing rates, and aging infrastructure. “When we successfully incubated Water On Demand™, that’s when we realized that becoming an innovation hub was the best way to make innovation in the water industry happen – and not take a decade.”
As companies now strive to find water treatment solutions for a better future, uncovering where water infrastructure fell far behind is vital to the industry’s forward-thinking initiatives. “Much of our water infrastructure was built in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it’s been poorly maintained and underfunded since,” Eckelberry says. This proves to be an issue for many nationwide as 9/10 of freshwater is used by industry and agriculture. “They are overwhelming our central systems and making everything worse. The cities just can’t keep up,” he adds. For that reason, businesses and communities are learning how to treat their water, helping reduce the burden on overloaded city systems.
A logical solution to the ongoing water crisis, Water on Demand™, the company’s innovative fintech, provides support to users on a global scale. “In the future, we intend to have financial hubs across the globe that can finance these systems in their respective regions,” Eckelberry shares. This includes standardized technology that allows OriginClear to enlist the help of trusted manufacturers to build and monitor modular on-site systems. “This could enable us to save tons of water and reduce pollution. We believe that decentralization is the future of the water industry.”
Accommodating slow developments in the water industry, OriginClear is a pioneer in innovation with advanced technologies never seen before. “We have some truly incredible patents from our Chief Engineer, Dan Early,” Eckelberry shares. This includes breakthrough systems that can be rapidly deployed, installed, and operated without invasive work. “This creates instant, plug ‘n play infrastructure. Not only is the water treatment technology top of the line, but it’s also long-lasting, durable, and trusted in the water industry. We’re very proud of it,” he adds. Unlike any others in the market, these cutting-edge materials are leading the way for initiatives to transform the water industry and support future generations for years to come.
Supporting various groups who trust in their mission, Eckelberry shares how OriginClear’s pay-as-you-go financial model is a win-win for investors, companies, and end users alike. “End users gain access to essential technology that would’ve otherwise been a huge capital expense they couldn’t afford,” he states. Instead, they sign a long-term service contract and pay only for the water they use – similar to an ordinary water bill. “Investors have the potential to see continued returns from these systems. And in the future, we plan to outsource a lot of this work to trusted water companies, who will be thrilled to be involved.”
With the help of companies that seek to improve the country’s water crisis, the ultimate dream for America’s water industry resides in its accessibility for every citizen. “If we reduce the burden of industry and agriculture by helping them take responsibility for their water, we believe this is a future we could have.” That’s our long-term goal: clean, safe, and abundant water for all.”
Author Bio: Melissa Moraes, is a freelance writer covering start-ups, socially responsible brands, and the newest trends in the world around us.