Dogs are increasingly becoming a source of water, especially in urban environments, but that hasn’t stopped them from suffering from contamination from humans.
A new startup, DogWater, aims to change that.
DogWater is a startup, but the water it dispenses is actually made from human waste.
It’s a system of dispensers, and they work like this: A person sits on top of a dispenser and it fills up with water, then drops it down to the bottom of the dispenser.
The dog walks over the top and collects the water, which is then pumped back into the dispensers.
Dog Water says it’s making a profit by doing this.
But, to get a better idea of the technology’s efficiency, we spent some time with the company to see what it is actually doing in practice.
The water can come from any number of sources, and it can come directly from a human or from a dog, but DogWater says it can also come from drinking water, from wastewater, or from the waste that a dog is eating.
The company hopes to sell the water to cities in the U.S. and Canada to meet demand for drinking water.
We asked the company how it plans to meet the needs of its users.
“We’re not saying we’re going to give away the water.
That’s not our plan,” said CEO Mike Linn.
“But we’re thinking of what we can do to improve the water quality of our system, and the quality of the water that’s coming out of the ground.
That means we need to be able to use some other way of delivering the water.”
Linn says he’s aiming for an annualized return of about $100,000, and he hopes to scale up to a profit before the end of the year.
He says the cost of the system is less than the average home water system, but it also includes installation and maintenance costs.
Dog water is made by human waste, but Linn said that’s not a concern for him, and that’s what makes it a “sustainable business model.”
A startup that sells recycled waste DogWater isn’t the first company to sell water from human feces.
One startup, Ecosurf, sells recycled water, and a couple years ago, the company went public.
It was a huge success, but in the years since, the founders have come under fire for charging customers $3 per litre of water instead of the standard $1 per lit