SimpleWater sells an electrochemical water treatment machine to small water system managers with arsenic contamination of local groundwater. Our customers have a problem and it is that existing best available arsenic treatment technologies are too expensive. We solve this problem with ArsenicVolt, a remotely operated water treatment process based on the controlled corrosion of simple iron plates with low voltage electricity. ArsenicVolt is a patented electrochemical water treatment product that cleans water from arsenic, pathogens, and other heavy metals for 60% lower cost than Best Available Technologies.
INITIAL MARKET – ARSENIC IN THE USA
Arsenic in US groundwater affects 56M Americans and costs $585M/year to treat, forcing dangerous and unsustainable water policy on thousands of small communities. Towns with small budgets suffer most as arsenic removal is expensive, averaging 70% of total water fees. According to the EPA, current arsenic removal technologies cost too much to operate, sometimes more than $20/kgal. In California, 600 rural water wells are in desperate need of arsenic treatment. We have spoken with >100 water systems and tested ArsenicVolt at 10 locations. Extensive research, interviewing, and piloting all validate our problem and solution. Several communities are interested in purchasing ArsenicVolt. There is state pressure on leaders to find solutions but no affordable products.