This Founder Couldn't Find an Affordable Way to Test Drinking Water After the Flint Crisis, so She Created One
In 2016, after President Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, because of its contaminated drinking water, Zionsville, Indiana, resident Megan Glover wondered if the tap water in her own home was safe. She asked her local water company how to test it and was referred to a lab that sold testing kits for $3,500.
"I love my family, but that's ridiculous," Glover says.
That same year, Glover co-founded 120 Water Audit to develop more affordable consumer water testing kits. Now the company also tests and manages drinking water programs for government agencies, public water systems, schools, and other facilities. 120 Water Audit is a leader among a growing group of startups serving utility companies and government agencies that have been forced to update systems and respond to growing consumer concerns in the wake of crises like Flint. Read full article