Taxing Our Drinking Water?  Let the Rates Do The Work Instead

OriginClear Supports a Government Push for Self-Help Water Treatment

Los Angeles, CA – May 2, 2019 – OriginClear Inc. (OTC: OCLN), a leader in providing water treatment solutions headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, wants to improve California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to tax drinking water for underprivileged communities. It’s a simple idea that it says will actually save money for water users.

“For sure, let’s help the at-risk communities,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear CEO. “But the state needs to balance the new tax with rate relief. And that’s pretty simple: promote localized water treatment.”

 Eckelberry explained that the water rate structure in most of California’s areas heavily penalizes high water use. New prepackaged, onsite water treatment systems, such as the company’s Modular Water Treatment product line, can reduce usage dramatically through recycling, which in turn saves money and water, too.

 “You can build a 200-home subdivision, put in a self-treatment water system, water the lawns and golf course with your own recycled water, and the whole half-million dollar system could pay for itself in about a year,” he added.

 In 2016, Eckelberry predicted in a featured article in trade magazine’s Water Online guest column, “The Water Revolution: Moving To A Decentralized System”, that a new era of self-help water treatment for businesses, factories, housing developments and farms is evolving. In it, he suggested that “instead of rebuilding our current infrastructure, we can equip water users to treat their own water with small, modular water treatment systems that can be built and installed locally, moving toward a decentralized structure.”

To realize this vision, the company launched its Modular Water Systems division, which specializes in complete, prefabricated water treatment systems that can be positioned at the point of use. With onsite water systems, water users can recycle their water and that saves on water rates.

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