Wild Card Edge Winner 2017
Cascade Water Products
Reduce domestic water consumption by up to 45% by installing Aqua Gratis with SMART meter in your new build house.Learn More
Cascade Water Products is a purpose driven enterprise with the mission to help the world be more water efficient through the development and commercialisation of domestic micro-greywater reuse technology.
Sustainable Water SDG 6 and Affordable Clean Energy SDG 7 are challenges facing the water companies and the world’s population. Aqua Gratis with SMART meter is low energy, cost effective, easy to fit use and maintain. It reduces domestic water consumption by up to 45%.
Key differentiation from competitors:
Population growth and increasing water consumption is putting increasing pressure on water availability which could decline by as much as two thirds globally by 2050, posing global economic, societal and environmental threats. Greywater reuse exploits natural matching in domestic water usage – approximately the same amount of water is used showering or bathing as is used flushing a toilet over the course of a day. Cascade Water Products Ltd is developing Aqua Gratis’ a citizen-centred and integrated ‘hard’ waste water recycling system ensuing legislation and deficiency of the State of Art are met which when fitted into domestic and commercial new builds will:
When Carolyn met Peter Holdsworth , she was a single parent of four boys. The teenagers were prone to taking long hot showers and she constantly knocked on the bathroom door calling out, “stop wasting water and energy”.
The seeds for this passion for saving water were sown during the long hot summer of ’76. Carolyn was 13, there was a drought and water restrictions. John Noakes and the Blue Peter team gave water saving tips.
This must have made an impression on her and meeting Peter Holdsworth, inventor and engineer, in 2009 sealed Carolyn’s fate.
Peter was working on developing domestic grey water reuse systems. Working with Ecoplay and building his own system, ReAqua, to capture the bath and shower water, using the greywater to flush toilets and recycling the heat back to the hot water tank.
Being a thrifty Scot, this seemed like a good idea to Carolyn.
It was after the UKTI representative for Houston, USA visited our tiny innovation stand at Ecobuild 2014, that she began to realise that saving water was not just a good idea but a global necessity.
Much has been learnt since then.
The team has a proven track record and a wealth of experience in research, innovation and successful product commercialisation. They are a dedicated team who have worked in the relevant market sectors. The team includes the technology inventor as CTO. They have strong connections with industry and a comprehensive understanding of the new build, retrofit and commercial buildings markets associated with the Aqua Gratis. The team are widely recognised as highly knowledgeable, passionate and persistent.
Wild Card Edge Winner 2017
Innovate UK Covid Continuity Grant Winner 2018 & 2020
Scottish Women’s Awards 2018 Winner Small Business of the Year
Investing Women AccelerateHer Growth Award Winner, 2018
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme funding (No 817155)
Institute of Water Scottish Area Innovation Awards 2020 Final Three, WES Innovator of the Year 2019 Finalist, SME Instrument Phase 1 Winner 2018