SimpleWater Tap Score

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SimpleWater is an award-winning science and health services firm founded at the University of California in Berkeley with the mission of improving your drinking water and long term health. Tap Score is a service for easy home water testing and reporting, created by SimpleWater.

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Even small improvements to drinking water quality bestow meaningful health benefits to your mind and body over time. Making easy, smart changes to every-day water quality consists of testing for and removing harmful chronic contaminants, many of which have no color, smell, or taste.

As a growing team of civic-minded engineers, lab scientists and health experts, we share a vision to improve the way you test, treat, and monitor your drinking water and local environmental health.

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Professional Laboratory Testing

SimpleWater is committed to offering families, individuals, and small business customers the most useful, efficient and affordable water testing services available in the USA.

Traditional environmental testing laboratories make most of their money from large, recurring clients like the government. When your top customers buy water tests in the thousands, the individual buyer doesn't get the attention they deserve. We are here to provide innovation and customer service to the the world of water testing, where it has long been missing.

SimpleWater has partnerships with some of the top environmental testing laboratories in the Nation, allowing us to improve the testing and reporting experience for all customers. We enable the lab technicians to focus on what they do best, testing water. Meanwhile, we deliver on the promise of great customer service, expert treatment advice and timely support. All of our testing is performed with EPA certified testing methods.

Health Analysis

In partnership with The University of California in Berkeley and the Boston University School of Public Health, SimpleWater developed cutting edge water health analysis that is applied to every Tap Score Report.

Small amounts of harmful contaminants, many of which do not smell, look, or taste like anything at all, cause serious physical and mental health effects as they build up in your body. The key to protecting yourself and your family is having reliable and convenient access to high quality testing, health analysis and personalized treatment matching.

Personalized Treatment Matching

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We do not sell our own treatment technology.

We do not partner with any water treatment companies.

When you become a Tap Score customer and discover something you don't want in your water, we provide you with unbiased treatment recommendations based on the specific contaminants found in your sample, your home preferences, budget and our ongoing research into customer satisfaction with different treatment solutions.

Beware "free water tests" sold buy companies that also sell treatment products. We've tested these ourselves and they are, as you might expect, merely a vehicle for selling you expensive treatment you might not need.

The treatment products we recommend come from several high quality brands are certified by NSF International and the Water Quality Association

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The Team

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John H. Pujol - CEO

John is a water expert experienced in contaminant research, testing and treatment. He has developed several new water treatment technologies for arsenic, fluoride and heavy metal remediation as well as advised on UV LED technology for pathogen and pharmaceutical inactivation. John is an expert in evaluating Point of Use water treatment products for the home market and has a Masters in Engineering from UC Berkeley and Bachelors in Economics from Boston University.

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Julio Rodriguez - CTO

Julio is responsible for Tap Score software engineering and data analysis efforts. He has a background in software product development and information technology, with a 15 year history of successful enterprise and startup projects. Julio is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Dr. Susan Amrose - Chief Scientist

Dr. Susan Amrose oversees the technical development of the ArsenicVolt at SimpleWater. She has worked on scientific, social, and economic aspects of electrochemical (EC) water treatment since 2006. Dr. Amrose has been heavily involved with large scale field-trials and engaging industrial partners to commercialize ArsenicVolt. As an inventor of ECAR technology she has published research on both applied fundamental science relating to EC methods for arsenic removal. As a result of her water research, she received the Daniel Cubbiciotti Award from the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Amrose received her PhD in Physics from the University of California Berkeley in 2008.

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Dr. Ashok Gadgil - Advisor

Co-Inventor of ECAR, Lawrence Berkeley Lab Division Director, Professor, National Inventors Hall of Fame. Read More

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Henry McCann - Water System Specialist

Henry conducts public policy research on community drinking water systems at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. His research focuses on identifying solutions for the technical, managerial, and financial challenges of providing safe drinking water in rural and small drinking water systems. He was the lead author of the Los Angeles County Community Water System Atlas and Policy Guide (2015), a system-level characterization of threats to water supply reliability and vulnerable populations served by community drinking water systems in Los Angeles County. State water quality regulators are using this report to identify needs for technical assistance and financial support for small drinking water systems in California. He brings to SimpleWater an expert understanding of drinking water supply networks, water system operations, and safe drinking water regulations.

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Jorgen Stovne - Artistic Design

Jorgen is responsible for graphic design and artistic direction for all SimpleWater products including Tap Score and ArsenicVolt.

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Our Story

We started SimpleWater to help people drink safe water. Our first mission was to help disadvantaged communities remove arsenic from their water supplies. In the process, we invented new techniques for using electrochemical bonding to remove this dangerous contaminant before it reached people's taps.

While out on the field, discussing water issues with real people who were affected, we discovered something even more important than any new treatment technology: that many people did not test their water because the process was confusing and uninformative.

So we set out to find a better way.

Tap Score is the result of re-imagining how people relate to their drinking water and its impacts on our health.

One in three customers will find something in their water that they'd rather not be drinking, and about half of those will find something that unequivocally imperils their health. This includes customers in major metro areas and places where many assume the water is always safe.

SimpleWater and Tap Score provide the best way for you to protect your health while authorities continue to roll back clean water laws. When you test your water with Tap Score, you are also supporting our effort to create a better system for testing and monitoring water quality around the nation, so we'll all know what's really coming out of our taps.

Recent Awards

  • US EPA Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Program Award
  • 2015 Village Capital - Official Selection
  • 2015 Kaplan Innovation Prize Finalist
  • 2016 CARTO Grants for Good

SimpleWater and Tap Score In The Press

SimpleWater’s mission statement has attracted innovative grant funding from the US EPA Small Business Innovation Research Program as well as from the University of California and other private and public funding sources.

ABC7: Bay Area Company To Crowdsource Cleaner Water Watch Video Coverage

ABC7: EPA Funds New SimpleWater System For Removing Deadly Arsenic Watch Video Coverage

Other Media Features: Cal Alumni Association, Water Deeply, Huffington Post, Environmental Health Perspectives, EPA

Interested parties may download Tap Score press and media materials from the SimpleWater Media Kit.

Getting in Touch

The best way to contact us is via email using contact@simplewater.us.

Questions? Make sure you check our Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also reach us via phone during business hours at + 888 34 MY WATER.