INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 6, 2019) – 120Water’s first-of-its-kind technology is drawing interest from states, cities and municipalities across the nation that are facing challenges with lead service-lines and other hazards related to clean drinking water — and the Zionsville, Ind., based firm will showcase that tech at the 2019 Midwest Water & Wastewater Operator Expo and the joint Michigan Section America Water Works Association and the Michigan Water Environment Association Expo today in Wisconsin Dells and Lansing, Michigan.
120Water’s Public Water System Platform is drawing interest from states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Indiana, Colorado, Ohio and Texas as concerns about aging water infrastructure ramp up across the nation and drive more state regulations to ensure safe drinking water.
“Our platform takes the information-management process — which is a big hurdle in implementing regulations correctly – and brings it into the 21st century in ways that are flexible and adaptable to each state’s protocols,” said Megan Glover, chief executive officer of 120Water.
Currently many water utilities use a series of complicated Excel spreadsheets to keep track of and prioritize the replacement of lead drinking-water pipes and service lines. 120Water’s platform will streamline lead service-line replacement using geographic, demographic, and customer data that is crucial to pinpoint properties that need to be addressed, and are critical to ensuring the city’s investment of funding and manpower achieves regulatory compliance. 120Water’s platform enables utilities to better manage their service-line inventory.
“Two of the most prominent challenges states and communities face with implementing lead service-line replacement is funding and data management,” said Glover. “As we grow across the nation, we’re getting an inside education on how states are developing creative approaches to fund lead service-line replacement and lead-testing in communities, and our Public Water System Platform has proven to be a highly effective tool in managing the disparate data related to those projects.”
120Water previously worked with the state of Indiana to test drinking-water lines in more than 700 schools across the state with thousands of water fixtures. 120Water also recently began working with the city of Kenosha, Wisc., to implement a lead-service-line-replacement program, with Kenosha being the first city in the state to secure newly allocated state funding for the project.