Investorideas.com and its water portal http://www.water-stocks.com, one of the first global investor news source covering the sector, release a snapshot looking at water purification technologies as rising concerns regarding drinkable water become a global theme and anthem.
When you see Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewing company devoting two Super Bowl ads to water instead of beer, it’s a clear call to action.
“The global water treatment systems market size is projected to be valued at USD 44.01 billion by 2025,” according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., “exhibiting a 7.1% CAGR during the forecast period. Rising water pollution, along with growing awareness of a healthy lifestyle, is predicted to boost the market.”
Water Now, Inc., (OTC-WTNW), a leader in water purification solutions, has developed a water purification technology that they believe cost-effectively produces potable water from fresh or salt water sources to help address this growing water issue. The flameless-heating process distills water without the need for filters, membranes or chemicals, eliminating maintenance costs as well as downtime caused by clogged membranes and filters.
The company’s flagship products, the Aqua 125 and Aqua 1000 are designed to be operated by a single person and are highly mobile. The Aqua 1000 is designed for use with fresh water sources and can produce up to 800 gallons of distilled water per day. The Aqua 125 is designed for use with salt water sources and can produce up to 120 gallons of distilled water per day. Both the Aqua 125 and Aqua 1000 will pump water directly into any preferred reservoir, but also have product configurations for disaster relief, agriculture and military applications that include a 500-gallon (1900 liter) tank which is mounted on a large trailer.
Water Now just announced it has retained Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc. as its investor relations consultant.
From the news: Michael Porter, President of Porter, LeVay & Rose, commented: “Water is a basic human right yet 844 million people in the world don’t have access to clean water. But, Water Now has come up with innovative and cost-effective solutions to solve this problem. We are delighted to be working with Water Now, Inc. The company’s amazing technology will prove to be game changing in the water purification space and assist in providing safe drinking water from virtually any water source available.”
Portable purifiers may be on the way but for now, companies like Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW), who together with its subsidiaries, provides multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers in the United States and Canada remain essential. PWC recently reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018:
“We are pleased with our finish to 2018, as our marketing initiatives continued to help fuel our growth across sales channels. Our U.S. exchange same-store unit growth of over 13% exceeded our expectations and was driven by solid dispenser sell-thru resulting in new water households,” commented Matt Sheehan, Primo Water’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “In 2019, we believe our operational and marketing focus, combined with robust industry tailwinds, position us well for continued growth. We remain confident in our ability to generate value for all of our shareholders.”
Creating the ultimate drinking water that is enhanced with minerals is the goal of The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER) (TSXV: WTER.V). The Company, a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88®, announced that Alkaline88® will be available in all Whole Foods Southwest Stores. Alkaline88’s® 1-gallon size is now available in 107 Whole Foods Stores across the US.
The company uses reverse osmosis as well as ultra violet technology to treat its water and have developed an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process that enhances its product with trace minerals and electrolytes and produces water high in alkalinity.
Current Water Technologies Inc. (TSXV: WATR.V), an emerging technology leader in the management of industrial and municipal wastewater and drinking water resources, is also focused on water issues abroad having announced that it has received a $360,000 payment from Chemsbro Inc. of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Chemsbro is CWTI’s official representative in the Middle East.
CWTI is working closely with Chemsbro to successfully launch its innovative Electro-Static Deionization (ESD) technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the installation and commissioning of the ESD 900K unit at a site near Jeddah later this year.
As a growing global population, dwindling freshwater sources and demand for “healthy” and clean drinking water puts continued pressure on the sector, we can expect to see fresh, new technologies emerge.