E561: Christine Boyle, founder of Valor Water Analytics, developed tools to fix our broken, archaic water system & recoup losses

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Today we have a great episode on an important topic: water. It’s one of the biggest problems we face as a society, especially with many regions experiencing drought. Joining Jason is Christine Boyle, founder of Valor Water Analytics, who tracks and finds the biggest culprit of our broken system — waste. Poor data, faulty pipes, leaks and loss run amok! Christine explains the tools she’s developed, with a 60%-2000% ROI, that focus on conservation and process efficiency rather than drastic, unrealistic measures. She and Jason talk data, bad water behavior, worst offenders, desalinization, evapotranspiration (say it fast!), William Shatner’s wild ideas, where is that breaking point (for real), how San Francisco is more efficient than Los Angeles, is it necessary to flush urinals, and so much more! This is the first episode of our Tumml 2fer, featuring two founders who graduated from the Tumml accelerator & are tackling tough urban problems. (Interestingly, both went on to YC, as well.)

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  • Paul Towers

    Water preservation is a big issue in Australia as well. I remember many years ago we had strict water restrictions. Even businesses who required the use of water (such as Landscape Gardeners or Cash Washers) had to apply for a special permit. I wonder if something over there in the US is being looked into? or has been already?

    Also staggering to hear the amount of water that goes to waste, but interesting at the same time how it is technology, not politicians or the incumbent water providers, who are coming up with the solution. Innovation as usual wins out.

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