Is America's Water Infrastructure Falling Apart?

Riggs Eckelberry is the Founder and CEO of the innovative water technology company, OriginClear, which is delivering water solutions for industrial customers worldwide.

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Podcast: Is America’s Water Infrastructure Falling Apart?

Riggs Eckelberry is the Founder and CEO of the innovative water technology company, OriginClear, which is delivering water solutions for industrial customers worldwide. OriginClear has developed and licensed an invention that treats industrial and agricultural waste water with very little energy, and no chemicals. And now, industrial users can treat their water right where they use it, using prepackaged “point of use” water treatment systems that have an amazing life cycle of up to 100 years or more.

Key Highlights

[00:01 – 09:05] Water Industrial Complex in America

  • Why America has more than 150,000 water systems, but the financing to repair their central infrastructure is lacking
  • Both enterprises and cities profit from the trend of decentralization with businesses handling their own water treatment
  • Why privatizing central water systems has been a disaster in England and Flint, Texas

[09:06 – 20:47] Water on Demand: A Private Investment Option for Self-Sufficient Water Treatment

  • Mainframes and PCs are the two scale difficulties with water systems, and the private sector is starting with the biggest whales
  • A new investment opportunity called “water on demand” enables anyone to fund water projects, earn royalties, and contribute to the major megatrend of agriculture and industry’s self-sufficient water treatment
  • The US does poorly in recycling, ranking second to last globally for water recycling with only 20%, while Spain ranks second with 20% water recycling, and Israel recycles approximately 90% of its water

[20:48 – 34:58] Water Industry Pivoting

  • Why algae could be a viable replacement for fossil fuels as a source of biofuels
  • Why, in order to address this situation, we need a structural change in the way we handle water
  • How local initiatives do things that can be more cost effective and sustainable than large scale projects

[34:59 – 38:59] Closing Segment

  • Visit www.originclear.com for more insights! 

Additional Links:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riggs 

Website: www.originclear.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OriginClear 

Brian’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/

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