We are just on our way back from a long days adventure on the Isle of Coll in the Scottish Hebrides, where we collected 100L of private water source samples to take back to Edinburgh for testing with Scottish Water.
If you are new to this story, please see our Isle of Coll Water Research Study, in which Coll residents were overwhelmingly concerned about their water quality.
Our goal with this trip was to collect enough water to prove our devices purification levels in a lab environment close to Scottish Waters test facility where we'll be conducting hundreds of tests over the year. Later in the year we will be trialing our purification technology on Coll, before launching in 2023.
The red colouring of the water is caused by Iron and Manganese which can be notoriously difficult to remove. The data we get here will move us to extended drinking water trials and a product for market for the 21,584 properties in Scotland (approximately 3% of the Scottish population) reliant on private water.
And what’s exciting is, if we can purify Scottish water (notoriously difficult to clean) we'll be able to purify the vast majority of piped water around the world. All sustainably and without consumable parts!
Thanks for reading, stay tuned.