Well water contamination is common, and viable drinking water data is dangerously sparse around the world. According to “A Review of Private Well Contaminants, Testing, and Mitigation Behaviours in Nova Scotia”, an estimated 30% of Nova Scotia wells contain at least one chemical contaminant at levels that are considered unsafe for human consumption with 25-40% of wells containing bacterial concentrations that carry similar risks. Yet well testing is a rarity. “A Review of Private Well Contaminants, Testing, and Mitigation Behaviours in Nova Scotia” by Kennedy and Drage in 2020 found that 79% of respondents had never tested the chemical quality of their water or did not recall having conducted a water test.
79% of respondents had never tested the chemical quality of their water or did not recall having conducted a water test.
Somewhere in the world, a child dies every 15 seconds due to a waterborne illness alone, and the global water crisis is rapidly accelerating. The U.N. and WHO project that by 2025, half of the world’s population will be water-stressed, and demand for drinking water will exceed supply by 40 percent in 2030. To convey the magnitude of this issue, clean water will soon outstrip climate change as a primary concern for individuals around the globe.
If individuals, communities, and organizations had affordable water quality data then water inequality, and it’s impending suffering, could be substantially reduced. In response, Drinkable Water Solutions is revolutionizing drinking water analysis by empowering individuals with a small affordable testing device that, when paired with a smartphone, delivers unprecedented water insight on the go.
Although the value proposition is clear, something like this has never been implemented at scale. Where others have failed, we will succeed by pairing ground-breaking advancements in electrochemical nano-sensors with our user-friendly smartphone app that simplifies risk analysis and treatment consultation in real-time. Collected water data will be aggregated into an accessible database, facilitating improved public and private hazard prevention and response.
. The vertical stacking of sample collection, analysis, consultation, and data management in a consumer product will revolutionize the industry, potentially saving millions of lives, and generate considerable revenue.
Collected water data will be aggregated into an accessible database, facilitating improved public and private hazard prevention and response.