MCKINNEY, TX / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2020 / Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of industrial water company OriginClear, has had nothing short of a life-changing year. With their latest invention the Pool Preserver™, a trailer-mounted machine that uses reverse-osmosis to purify pool water without using any chemicals and only minimal energy, it's clear that innovation is their specialty.
Conceptually it makes a lot of sense to farmers and oil producers alike: Use the latest filtration technology to turn one of Kern's most troublesome waste streams — oilfield produced water — into a safe irrigation source.
OriginClear, which has already disrupted water treatment infrastructure, sets its sights on an even more imaginative way to operate.
Is water set to become a hot new commodity for investors? Can the infrastructure model that delivers clean water to people — traditionally the domain of large, government-subsidized utilities — be privatized and decentralized?
Millions of jobs have since been lost due to the pandemic, and with clean water a vital resource, (consider that some 80% of sewage in the world is left untreated), Eckelberry saw an unprecedented opportunity for good.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention touts the country's public drinking water as "one of the safest" in the world. But drinking water experts say that tap water isn't always as clean as it may appear. They say drinking water contains all types of contaminants that aren't easily detectable and can make people sick.
"There’s nothing better than a rearview mirror, but since you can’t drive backwards, you’re going to have to develop the ability to evaluate in real time. It means being willing to make mistakes — FAST." As part of my series about the leadership lessons of accomplished business leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Riggs Eckelberry.
There’s nothing better than a rearview mirror, but since you can’t drive backwards, you’re going to have to develop the ability to evaluate in real time. It means being willing to make mistakes — FAST.
What role to do you think more widespread water treatment can play in helping to prevent future pandemics?
Can it be that more sanitation could drown future COVID-19’s before they surface?
A genius I know, OriginClear® CEO Riggs Eckelberry, firmly believes it can and to finance it, he has created the ultimate liquid investment.
May 3, 2020 by ALEJANDRO ROYO
An Innovative System of Pig Manure Management
The Zaragozan company, Depuporc, is working on an innovative system of pig manure management that could go as far away as the United States.
Water treatment technology firm OriginClear Inc. is moving its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to its manufacturing site in McKinney.
Riggs Eckelberry, the company’s CEO, said its California team is now increasingly virtual while its product development and manufacturing takes place at its East University Drive site.