OnSite Water Management Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Research Triangle Region, N.C. (June 2, 2014) – OnSite Water Management LLC (OWM), provider of sustainable, integrated water management solutions, has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) as an Entrepreneur member.
RTCC is the initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy. It offers Entrepreneur membership for two years to companies nominated by existing RTCC members as a way to introduce and integrate technologies developed by innovative young companies into the region’s cleantech ecosystem.
“Water is a huge issue for our companies and our communities and a key component of our cluster,” said RTCC Chairman Ed White, who nominated OWM for membership. “Developers, transportation officials, businesses of all kinds are dealing with storm water runoff and increased regulation governing discharge into our river basins.” Added to that is the growing scarcity of water, an aging water infrastructure, climate volatility and rising water-related energy costs, he said.
“OnSite Water Management’s technology and expertise, which enables customers to use and recycle water found at their own sites, offers great potential for businesses to save money and operate sustainably, which we’re all about, as well as add to our region’s arsenal of leading-edge cleantech solutions,” White said.
OWM CEO Tom Sparks said his company is eager to enter the Research Triangle Region market after serving primarily hospital clients in Virginia.
“All hospitals nationwide that participate in Medicare are required to have a 96-hour emergency water supply,” Sparks said. “Virginia is the first state to have prioritized getting those systems in as a statewide initiative. We’re helping them do that as well as meet their water needs sustainably.”
OWM specializes in helping companies identify on-site water sources, such as storm water, grey water, process water, well water, rainwater and ponds, and develop custom systems that continuously clean and reuse that water to meet their industrial water needs. The systems, if designed to operate continuously and not just in emergency situations, pay for themselves over time in reduced water costs by reducing their use of municipal water services.
“We’re interested in joining the cluster to help us break into regional markets,” Sparks said. “We also look forward to contributing advice and counsel to our fellow cleantech cluster members. We’re in North Carolina, so we ought to be helping North Carolina companies.”
About OnSite Water Management
OnSite Water Management LLC develops water solutions for industrial, institutional and commercial clients. The company specializes in solutions that reclaim and reuse water from on-site sources, such as storm water, grey water, well water, retention ponds or process water, to help clients save money and reduce their dependence on aging municipal water infrastructure. OWM helps clients identify on-site water sources and provides site-specific water management plans, design and engineering, installation and performance monitoring as well as water audits, emergency water supply planning and sustainability consulting. For more information, visit www.owmllc.com.
About Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy through collaboration and partnerships that promote innovation and sector growth. The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) formed and manages the RTCC with funding from industry board members ABB Inc., Cisco Systems, Duke Energy, Field2Base Inc., Itron Inc., Piedmont Natural Gas, Power Analytics Corp., PowerSecure International, RTI International, SAS, Schneider Electric, Sensus and Siemens and its members. RTRP is the public-private partnership that leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, comprised of Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties. For more information, visit www.researchtrianglecleantech.org or @tricleantech.