No briefing tomorrow. The next briefing is on Thursday December 2nd. Be sure to click here to register!
Us Americans will enjoy a fine Thanksgiving and count our blessings...
More Funds Banked
Two weeks ago today, we announced that we had taken first funds on Water On Demand™. The investments continued this week.
We now have a substantial sum banked for Water On Demand asset purchasing.
How much? And how are the funds being applied?
I will answer that on Thursday December 2nd. Be sure to tune in!
How do we change this industry - and make people healthier?
I love my job. But how do I really change the water industry?
You see, the way it's set up, the focus is on the city water utilities, and those grow very slowly. In fact, their budgets have been shrinking.
Which causes the water industry to fight over a smaller and smaller market.
Check out this graph (nice work by the Environmental Finance Center at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill!).
As the article points out:
Funding levels have decreased dramatically — nearly fourfold between 1980 and 2014.
The consequence for communities nationwide is even more significant when considering that a majority of the federal funds in the 1970s and 1980s were provided as grants, while the majority of the funds provided since the 1990s have primarily been loans.
This starving of our 150,000+ city water utilities is affecting service and water quality.
They're ─ mostly ─ keeping their promise to consumers. But businesses are increasingly being turned away, overcharged, burdened with heavy requirements.
Remember our Pondster™ project in Troy, Alabama? Our client could have easily hooked up to the city sewage. But the city wouldn't do it. We got the business. Privatizing water treatment.
So that's the big trend that is driving record sales for us.
But... there's more. Much more.
Investing Directly in Water Projects
Water On Demand* is easily described as The Oil Well For Water™.
That's a first. Why?
Until now, you couldn't invest directly in water treatment. Now, you can see royalty payments just like an oil well investment.
Even though these Master Limited Partnerships are reserved to the energy industry, we've now believe we've achieved the equivalent in water!
top slide by Principal Solar Institute
You can see from the two diagrams: functionally, it's almost identical!
How Water Is Like An Oil Well
These oil well partnerships aren't the entire oil industry, far from it. But they provide money ($300 Billion) for new exploration and production.
And that's the same thing in water. We're not going after the BIG CITY BUDGETS that are owned by the BIG WATER COMPANIES.
But guess what, we believe we have something the big water companies aren't doing. And it is desperately needed.
Say you're a brewery. The city just told you that you have to treat your own water (true story!)
Now, how do you come up with a half million dollars (or more) to do the water treatment yourself?
You literally have to shell out capital for something you don't even DO! And become expert at water treatment, too. Instead of making beer.
That's why it's so great that you could just sign a service contract and pay Water On Demand as your "private utility". With full management. It is a big deal for these businesses.
New Focus on Finance
This is driving a new direction for OriginClear. You see, Water On Demand doesn't have to send all the business to our Texas division all the time. We can call on great companies elsewhere to build for us. We handle the money.
That means we can scale fast. Much faster than building machines.
We're really in the Finance business. (Although, of course, we are not a true finance company or a bank. We simply have a profit-sharing agreement with our investors.)
And just like those oil well partnerships, we're working with everyday accredited investors to share those expected profits with them. Steady water industry money for their portfolio. No ups and downs like the oil business!
And don't get me started about real estate investors who are seeing inflation get ahead of rents... They need to diversify, and fast. Into an inflation-friendly investment like water.
Interested in finding out more? Just make an appointment with Ken right now: just click on www.oc.gold/ken.
And join me... at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern
THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER
Just click here to register!
(And if you can't make it, you will get the replay automatically.)
Yours in Water,
President & CEO
OriginClear, Inc. (OCLN)
Total Outsourced Water™
* Water On Demand is in pilot phase and it may not continue in its present form. Please request our investment terms from firstname.lastname@example.org. Rely on our quarterly and annual disclosures for all investment analysis.