The WiseWater Smart Shower Meter

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$298 pledged
funding goal: $20,000
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Antuan Cannon

Quick Overview

Thank you so much for checking out the WiseWater crowdfund and for supporting Responsible Consumption! Any and all help is much apreciated! Share with your friends, family and colleagues to help us get to manufacturing stage! And please check out our website WiseWater.co follow us @WiseWaterCo!!

 
  • Water is the new oil and is only becoming more scarce and more expensive

  • Studies show that knowing how much you use often precedes conserving

  • WiseWater's mission - create seamless, innovative solutions that makes it easy to conserve water without any change in quality for the user

  • Our first product is the Smart Shower Meter - which informs you of how much water is consumed during your showers

  • This is done through a wi-fi/Bluetooth connection and the WiseWater internet app

  • In addition, the Deluxe Smart Meter includes a smart screen for in your shower or bathroom - making the shower data impossible to ignore!

  • We believe businesses with multiple shower units - hotels, college dorms, gyms, hostels, RVs and cruise ships will find the most value in our devices and will make the largest impact on water conservation

  • As one of three players in the smart meter sector, we are confident our product will stand out through our unique in-shower data display and engaging user interface

  • By attaining our goal of $25,000 we can manufacture our initial round of smart meters and develop the initial version of our WiseWater Smart App

Rewards Summary 

  • $1 or more - a basic show of support which gets your name on our supporters list. This is also where you can donate any amount if you are not interested in the rewards.

  • $15 or more - gets you a WiseWater hourglass style shower timer. This device will help you keep track of how long you take in the shower with a simple flip.

  • $25 or more - this amount gets you a sexy new WiseWater water bottle. This eco-friendly, reusable bottle will fit easily in your bag and save tons of unnecesary plastic pollution.

  • $59 or more - EARLY BIRD ONLY so get 'em while they're hot! This amount gets you our Smart Shower Meter which shares your shower data through the WiseWater App

  • $109 or more - EARLY BIRD ONLY so get em' while they're hot! This amount gets you our Deluxe Smart Shower Meter, which dusplays your shower data through our smart-screen whcih you can place in the shower or bathroom! This also works with the WiseWater App of course.

  • Once the early bird amount is gone, both the Basic and Deluxe meters will increase by $20, so get your rewards now!

  • We also offer discounts for bulk orders. Please scroll down to check out our Family Packs (5) and Distributor Packs (10) that also include a complimentary water bottle and hand-written thank you note from the founder!

What is the Smart Shower Meter?

 

The WiseWater Smart Shower Meter is a simple, effective tool which captures data from your shower head and shares this through the WiseWater app on any smart device. This data includes how much water was consumed, the time elapsed and cost of water during that shower.  The WiseWater app will gather and display individual shower data immediately following the shower, as well as compile this data into weekly and monthly reports detailing your water footprint. Knowing this data will give you a better understanding of the true impact associated with your shower habits. This is the first step in RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION.

Our Smart Meter is available in a basic version (without touch screen) and a deluxe version (with touch screen). Both models share data with the WiseWater App via wireless signal. In addition, the Deluxe Smart Meter's touch screen can be installed conveniently anywhere in your bathroom or even right in the shower. This screen will display an engaging, attractive interface which illustrates the physical depletion of water as you consume it. Our in-shower touch screen makes water consumption impossible to ignore, even if the user is not connected to the WiseWater App.

The Smart Shower Meter seamlessly retrofits to any standard shower as simply as installing a new showerhead. The data will begin collecting as soon as you begin your next shower.

WiseWater for Commercial Use

Utilities are becoming the largest and fastest growing budget item for many businesses. Innovative solutions that will create savings without impeding the user will only grow in value. Accordingly, we expect to see a large demand in facilities like hotels, college dormitories, hostels and large gyms. Organizations with many shower units will find the most value in our products and will also lead to the quickest payback on investment. The WiseWater App will be equipped with an administarttor interface which can be utilized by facility managers monitoring dozens or more showers.

 

We believe the deluxe version will be especially valuable to these large facilities mnioned above, as well as RVs and cruise ships. Accordingly, organizations who fit this description are encouraged to reach out to WiseWater as we would like to explore potential partnerships; this can include design considerations and branding opportunities.
 

 

Smart Shower Meter customers will enjoy a return on their investment through reduced utility bills (both water and heating) as well as increased revenue through the visible eco-friendly technologies being incorporated into your facility. Our smart meter may also satisfy Corporate Social Responsibility efforts for our larger customers. In the future, we will have our devices certified by both the EPA's WaterSense program and the Cradle to Cradle organization.

Why Your Support is Critical

We need your help to prove the demand for seamless, innovative conservation technology. We need the consumers who are willing and able to disrupt the "business as usual" approach to our problems and are proud to drive change and set new trends. We need the people who exercise conservation in their everyday lives to support us because they understand that our resources are finite and must be used by many generations after us. 
 
We have our prototypes, but we need to raise the funds necessary to manufacture our first round of Smart Shower Meters for Fall 2015. By raising $25,ooo or more, we will be able to manufacture our first round of Smart Shower Meters and developer the first version of our WiseWater App. With this support and pre-sales, we can make our Smart Meters a durable, high-quality and sexy device. Further, by proving the market demand with this crowdfund, we will likely garner further investment (angel, DPO, etc.) to scale up operations and get started on future solutions.
 
As one of three companies in the commercial/residential shower meter sector, we believe WiseWater can capture the lion's share market through our competitive price and available in-bathroom display which separates us from our competitors. This attractive addition allows for anyone, even if you are not linked to the WiseWater App, to respond to our engaging user interface and reduce the length of their shower. This should be of particular value to the above mentioned businesses, as well as heads-of-households and multi-unit building managers.
 
 
Above is one of our future solutions - the WiseWater Smart Step. This seamless, pnuematic device controls your shower flow with the press of your foot. When you step on the water flows, when you step off the water stops. Serious savings on water and utility bills will follow.
 
At WiseWater, we believe our step-change technology can usher in a new frame through which to view RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION. We seek to re-invent the status quo with the global community in mind, not just our own backyard.
 
Thanks so much for your time and consideration! If you like what you see please check out our website at www.WiseWater.co and follow us below @WiseWaterCo.
 
Stay tuned - there's much more to come!
 

    

SXSW Eco 2014

SXSW EcoWiseWater was one of eighteen startups selected from over 200 applicants to present at the prestigious SXSW Eco clean tech Startup Springboard in Austin, Texas in early October 2014.

This was an amazing opportunity to showcase the disruptive technologies that we are producing alongside some of the best new eco technologies being developed today. You can catch up on our SXSW Prezi here.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

The Catalyst for WiseWater

As an environmentalist, I have grown frustrated with the lack of solutions from our decision-makers to prepare us as our climate becomes more unpredicable.
 

With historic droughts ravaging California and water scarcity growing more prevalent throughout the world, we should identify any and all processes we can improve to reduce the water footprint we associate with the status quo.

To put it another way - 

The time for RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION is now! 

WiseWater was born out of the growing realization that society must take a more conscious role in how we consume our most precious resources. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to address this growing resource inequality.

My inspiration for WiseWater came about when I served with AmeriCorps in 2008. While working with the Nature Conservancy in the Florida Keys, the shower in our volunteer lodge was equipped with a rope which you would pull to use the water only as needed. 
 
I was instantly taken with this simple yet impactful idea. However, I found myself frustrated that I was left with only 
one hand to wash away soap and shampoo. This led me to the idea of The Smart Shower Step (early sketch seen to the right) - a safe, hygenic and hands-free way to control the flow of water in a shower or sink. This would allow for more efficient savings as it doesn't force the shower user to sacrifice a hand for the sake of controlling water. This would be especially impactful in parts of the world experiencing severe water scarcity. 

 

In the process of developing WiseWater, we recognized that shower water data itself was not as smart as it could be, and the Smart Shower Meter was born. 

 

Funding goals:
20K
Achieving Responsible Consumption
$20,000

This amount will help us complete our first round of manufacturing for the Smart Shower Meters (up to 300 meters total) and allow us to complete the first version of the WiseWater Smart App. This amount will also encourage further investment into WiseWater, allowing us to develop further solutions like our Smart Shower Step.

50K
Battling Water Scarcity
$50,000

By achieving this amount, we can ensure a larger initial order (up to 500) which will translate to more affordable pricing for our first retail customers. Further, the more we raise, the more momentum the smart water market gains. This brings us closer to developing our Smart Shower Step, which will conserve water in homes and the international communities most affected by water scarcity and rising water costs. 

Pick from rewards below and support this project:
$1+: Thank You for Supporting Responsible Consumption

Thank you so much for supporting WiseWater's mission! Every single donation counts and we really appreciate your consideration when there are so many great crowdfunding campaigns and startups out there.

Your name will be added to our list of supporters at WiseWater.co!

Chosen by 1 supporter (249 of 250 still available)
$15+: WiseWater Hourglass Shower Timer

A great first step in conserving water is aiming for a shower under five minutes. With this simple hourglass shower timer you'll be able to see when five minutes of shower time have elapsed. This shatter-resistant timer is made with 70% recycled plastic. Actual reward may look a little different from the one pictured here.

Your name will be added to our list of supporters at WiseWater.co!

Chosen by 4 supporters (96 of 100 still available)
$25+: WiseWater Bottle

Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year. Don't add to the problem with plastic water bottles, get a resuable one! 

This eco-friendly, leak-proof, aluminum water bottle holds 22 oz. and is BPA free. Carabiner clip included. It also has a sweet WiseWater logo. 

Your name will be added to our list of supporters at WiseWater.co!

250 available
$79+: WiseWater Shower Meter

The WiseWater Smart Shower Meter records the amount of water used and shares this information via Bluetooth through the WiseWater App. This data will be provided immediately following your shower, as well as compiled into weekly and monthly reports detailing the impact of your water footprint.

Our Shower Meter can be used with all standard shower heads and installs as easy as a new shower head. (Shower head not included)

Your name will also be added to our list of supporters at WiseWater.co!

250 available
$129+: Deluxe WiseWater Shower Meter

The Deluxe Smart Shower Meter comes with a smart touch screen that displays the water used and time passed as you shower. Our engaging user interface puts your water data right in front of you. Understanding this data is the first step in Responsible Consumption. 

Our Smart Screen can be mounted anywhere in the bathroom or even directly in the shower. The Deluxe model will also send all of your shower data to the WiseWater app and can be installed with all standard shower heads. (Shower head not included)

Your name will also be added to our list of supporters at WiseWater.co!

100 available
$365+: Basic Family Pack (5 Basic Smart Shower Meters)

5 Basic Smart Shower Meters at a discounted price. Save when you buy in bulk!  

Great for boutique hotels or bed & breakfasts, multi-family homes and even small distributors. A perfect gift for the holidays.

(Shower head not included)

You will also be mentioned on our list or Premier Supporters on WiseWater.co and get a free water bottle!
100 available
$595+: Deluxe Family Pack (5 Deluxe Smart Shower Meters)

5 Deluxe Smart Shower Meters at a discounted price. Save when you buy in bulk!  

Great for boutique hotels or bed & breakfasts, multi-family homes and even small distributors. A perfect gift for the holidays.

(Shower head not included)

You will also be mentioned on our list or Premier Supporters on WiseWater.co and get a free water bottle!
50 available
$630+: Basic Distributor Pack (10 Basic Smart Shower Meters)

10 Basic Smart Shower Meters at a discounted price. Save when you buy in bulk!  

Great for gyms, hostels, multi-family homes and small distributors. A perfect gift for the holidays.

(Shower head not included)

You will also be mentioned on our list of Elite Supporters on WiseWater.co, get a free water bottle and a hand-written thank you note from the founder!
50 available
$1,115+: Deluxe Distributor Pack (10 Deluxe Smart Shower Meters)

10 Deluxe Smart Shower Meters at a discounted price. Save when you buy in bulk!  

Great for gyms, hostels, multi-family homes and small distributors. A perfect gift for the holidays.

(Shower head not included)

You will also be mentioned on our list of Elite Supporters on WiseWater.coget a free water bottle and a hand-written thank you note from the founder!

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