In the U.S., millions of homes receive their water from water wells, and all of them suffer from the same water well shortfall; they lose water when they lose power. To address this, a new product, Constant Water, has been developed. It is designed to assure water well users will have water during power outages, well-pump failures or, if on a public water system, during a water main break.
"Being without water is much more than an inconvenience," says company president Judson Walls. "It's a health risk."
Constant Water, manufactured in Virginia, is an automatic backup water system that provides 40 to 120 gallons of fresh water under pressure to the homes and businesses. In the Automatic Mode, Constant Water senses the loss of power and automatically provides fresh water to every sink, shower, tub and toilet.
Previous solutions include filling tubs and sinks in preparation for a storm, and buying bottled water. "If you lost power without warning, or your well pump failed, you were out of luck," Walls says. "There was no direct solution on the market."
Generators are an indirect solution, but can be expensive to install, operate and maintain. In addition, they may not be connected to the well pump or sized to run it. Also, when relying on a generator, home and business owners have to run it anytime they want water. Constant Water does not require a generator to operate.
Constant Water's Manual Mode also provides a backup for well pump failure. In addition, it represents an emergency water supply for homes and businesses on unreliable public water systems. "Broken water mains are in the news all the time," Walls says.
Features of the Constant Water system include:
- Activates automatically with loss of power
- Provides pressurizes water to every sink, toilet and shower
- Refills tanks when power returns
- Recharges battery automatically
- Reduces dependence on generators
- Allows purchase of smaller generators
- Features small physical footprint
- Is scalable to meet increased water requirements
In addition to the U.S. market, Walls sees global opportunities for the system. "We believe Constant Water can have a strong role in disaster preparedness, disaster relief operations and provide support of developing countries struggling with reliable water solutions," he says. "We want to establish relationships with international aid agencies, donors and not-for-profit organizations working to solve water challenges around the world."
Constant Water develops an automatic emergency water supply for homes and business on water wells and unreliable public water systems. Constant Water systems activate automatically with the loss of power to provide pressurized water throughout the home or business. More information can be found at www.constantwater.com.