Why We Were Founded
1. Our Scientific Founder, Dr. Eric Roy, became frustrated working in an R&D setting, because so much technology being developed for DoD and EPA was getting "shelved" and not improving the lives of real people.
2. Then... rumors of an unreported lead problem in Flint, Michigan were starting to be whispered through the water quality community. Dr. Roy recognized that the consumer-grade filters that would be distributed to Flint residents would fail prematurely because they were not designed to handle the high lead levels found in Flint's water. At that point, he founded Hydroviv and began developing, building, AND DONATING high capacity lead removal filters to impacted families and child-centric organizations in Flint, MI. These early donation efforts (months before Government responses and nationwide press) were applauded by The Chicago Tribune. Hydroviv continues to donate water filters to Flint residents, and we have not taken a dime from anyone in Flint.
What We Do Now
Much like what we did for the Flint response, we use water quality data to optimize our home and commercial water filters for each customer's water. For each system we sell, we generate a water quality "fingerprint" by pulling together water quality data from local, county, state, and federal databases, which allows us to identify contaminants and susceptibilities. We build each system at our Washington, DC facility (above) with the ideal formula of NSF-certified filtration media. Our experts continue to monitor your city's water quality to make sure that nothing changes, and send out a new cartridge if an adjustment needs to be made to your filter (for free of course). Long story short.... we've got your back.
Our headquarters are located in the heart of Washington DC's H Street District, and we collaborate with like-minded subject matter experts across the United States.
What We Value
Credible Water Quality And Water Filtration Information
Credibility, experience, and accountability matter when it comes to science. Our Scientific Founder, Dr. Eric Roy, has led water-centric R&D projects funded by: US Department of Defense, US Environmental Protection Agency, and National Science Foundation (NSF). He has also served as a technical/policy consultant to municipalities, nonprofits, and the private sector.
Our science team spends part of their time writing articles on water quality in our Water Smarts blog/eMagazine. We take our credibility seriously, so if you're looking for conspiracy theories or junk science, you've come to the wrong place!
Hydroviv was born from a charitable effort. Our #FiltersForFlint program was recognized by The Chicago Tribune in 2015 for donating water filters with an extra high capacity for lead to the people of Flint months before nationwide media coverage. We continue to support the people of Flint, as well as other disadvantaged families in Washington, DC.
We quietly do much more than anyone else in our industry. For example, our shipping packaging (including packing tape) is biodegradable and compostable. We continuously optimize and improve our shipping boxes, which has led to an 85% reduction in packing fill use.
Who We Partner With
If you are interested in partnering/collaborating with Hydroviv, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org