Tern launches Know Your Water

Official Press Announcement 

Philadelphia,PA  – Introducing the easiest, and cheapest way to test your water. Know Your Water is the first service to be offered by Tern Water, with the aim of allowing users to be able to understand the water they rely on so very much in the easiest and most convenient way possible.

It is our mission to ensure everyone has access to clean and sustainable water. However, before action, must come information.

When you submit your water sample, our team of engineers analyze it for the most common (and potentially harmful). These contaminants and qualities including pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Chlorine, Chromium, Fluoride, Hardness, and Lead. The results are then directly comparing to our health standards. We then assign a simple rating to help you get a better understanding of how your water rates, as well as provide you with tips to help ensure you are provided with healthy water.

‘Know Your Water’ is about opportunities to improve, grow, and build knowledge. Together we can start creating the standard for home water.

Know Your Water is currently live online, simply purchase the Tern Capsule from ternwater.com, fill the capsule with a water from your faucet, and send it back in the pre stamped package. Within 10 days, the Tern team will send your water report to your email address. Simple and clean!

Tern has Know Your Water available through their website for $25, and is offering a discount through using promo code: ternfriend

Tern Water is a company based out of Philadelphia, and aims to provide users with smart, sustainable and healthy water through products and services.

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Lack of water awareness is a growing problem, and we’re launching “Know Your Water” to fix that.

According to a 2016 Gallup Poll, around 61% of Americans “worry a great deal” about water pollution and contaminants in their water. Here at Tern Water we are offering consumers the opportunity to get their water tested at a low cost so they can be informed about what is in their tap water.

 

Drinking water is arguably the most important thing that people need to do daily but often take for granted. Most people don’t realize that not drinking enough water daily can affect cognitive as well as physical performance both on the sports field and in schools and offices.

 

Something that is often overlooked is that contamination of drinking water supplies can occur in the source water as well as in the distribution system after water treatment has already occurred. There are many sources of water contamination, including naturally occurring chemicals and minerals, local land use practices, manufacturing processes, and sewer overflows or wastewater releases. In addition to this, the average age of a house in the US is 35 years. Older homes carry a higher risk of having more contaminants in the groundwater, and these contaminants can lead to a higher chance of permanent cognitive damage in children. We recommend advice for filtration to encourage people to be confident in their tap water so they are drinking enough daily.

 

Know Your Water is currently live on our website. Simply purchase the Tern Capsule from www.ternwater.com, fill the capsule with water from your faucet and send it back with the included return label. Within 10 days, the Tern team will send your water report to your email address. Simplest, and easiest way to ‘Know Your Water’

Tern has launched ‘Know Your Water’  with the aim to improve, grow, and build knowledge around water. Together we can start creating the standard for home water. This is an example of the water report.

 

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If you have any questions, please email us at info@TernWater.com

Best,

The Tern Team.

Tern Water announces Partnership with Cross Properties.

This update is as of February 6th, 2017

Tern Water (Tern), the maker of the Tern Faucet, closes a strategic partnership with Cross Capital. The investment allows Tern to begin beta product development and launch early marketing campaigns.

The Tern Faucet is a modular attachment to a kitchen faucet that provides the user with high quality purification and information on water consumption, water efficiency, and filter longevity. The sensors within the Tern Faucet detect changes in consistency and flow, which shares the information via a micro controller to the user’s desktop, Android and iOS devices. Additionally, Tern’s technology automatically sends users a new filter in the mail once its detected beyond useful life, eliminating the current hassle of manual ordering. Founded and led by CEO Mohamed Zerban, Tern Water’s main goal is to help users gain access to water that is healthy, sustainable, and smart.

Tern Water has commenced a strategic partnership with Cross Capital, a financing affiliate of Cross Properties, which made an investment towards Tern’s seed round of funding. Tern Water will add Kevin Michals, Managing Partner of Cross as a Board Member and advisor for business development in the real estate market. Tern immediately secured bulk purchase orders and will expand its reach with additional forward thinking luxury residential real estate rental operators. The company plans to roll out regionally then nationally with apartment owners and operators to quickly scale sales. “As developers, we are committed to wellness at our communities, Cross is confident that a Tern Faucet will be well received by our health conscious tenants.”

Tern will be launching #KnowYourWater which focuses on testing water of consumers using Tern technology to detect and inform consumers about potential contaminants in their water. Tern believes that everyone should have access to healthy water. Follow their journey at TernWater.com and Tern Water

There’s Something in the Water: The Betrayal of a Municipal Water System

Flint, Michigan has declared a state of emergency over levels of lead in their drinking water. At our core, we don’t want to believe that this is possible. We don’t want to believe that an American community can be subjected to such neglect in the name of cost cutting. The well being of a population nearing 100,000 citizens endangered because of a complete disregard for human life under the guise of penny pinching.

Residents have been getting sick and have documented about the smell and taste of their water. Even General Motors has discovered tainted water supply began corroding it’s engines.

This newest Detroit based water crisis has hit children the worst as levels of lead in their blood have almost doubled over the last year. Lead poisoning has a direct effect on damaging the brain, lowers coginative function, abdominal pain, neurological changes, and irritability. At very high levels, it can be fatal… There are no “safe” levels of lead consumption.

According to the Detroit Free Press, “Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in 2014 after its supply source was switched from Lake Huron water provided by what was then the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the more polluted and corrosive Flint River, while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.”

Furthermore, an article written by Addicting Info last October claims “residents were notified of elevated levels of TTHM, or total trihalomethane in the water supply [as of January 2015], which failed to meet standards set forth in the Clean Drinking Water Act. Although the health of thousands of people was potentially impacted by this, almost a year passed before the residents were notified.

Following the January notice, the city of Detroit offered to supply drinking water to Flint again, as had been the case for decades before Snyder’s emergency manager [Kevyn Orr] assumed complete control of the city. The emergency manager refused the offer, claiming that it would cost too much to return to the previous system.”

This is not the first trouble that the Detroit area has faced in recent years. Last May, ”The Detroit Water and Sewage Department began shutting off water to about 1,000 delinquent accounts on Tuesday, against the wishes of the city council.

The department would not make the exact number of households affected available. It distributed about 3,000 door hangers earlier in the month warning residents that they had ten business days to get on a payment plan or risk having their water turned off. About 800 signed up for the plans, which allow them to keep their water on if they can stay current on their bills. But many who sign up eventually fall behind again, as the average bill is about $75 but the average past due amount is $755.” Shortly following, the Detroit City Council voted 5–4 to approve a 7.5% water rate hike.

There is something dangerous floating around the city of Detroit, and we think it might not just be in the water…

For more information about the water crisis in Flint and Detroit, we recommend viewing the documentary “The Waterfront.”

Alexandria’s Flood

I’m Mo Zerban, Founder of Tern Water. I currently live in Philadelphia but I’m originally from Alexandria, Egypt. Just this week it rained a little more than usual in Alexandria and due to their decaying water infrastructure, a huge flood occurred. The flood was responsible of killing at least 6 people and many more were injured. Yes six lives that woke up just a few days ago to live their own lives are now dead. The 2nd largest city in Egypt had to shut down because of this flood and the streets turned to rushing rivers.

Alexandria lacks a proper drainage system, keeps on receiving larger amounts of rainfall every year and that’s been causing these deadly floods. The world bank has warned that this could become the norm for Alexandria and has placed Alexandria as one of the five cities that are in most risk of flooding by 2050 due to climate change. According to the United Nations IPCC Alexandria is also vulnerable to salt water intrusions on freshwater resources.

We currently live in the 21st century and problems like these are completely unaccepted. There is no reason that we should remain to suffer due to a decaying water infrastructure. This infrastructure was created in 1860 and has witnessed few improvements since. I don’t think they were thinking about climate change and salt water intrusions in 1860. Although some maintenance and improvements have been made since, they’re clearly not solving the problem.

Now, on the other hand if such a city as Alexandria had a more reliable water infrastructure, it would’ve been able to capture all this water. There was around 3.2 million cubic meter of fresh rain water, which is enough water for a 150,000 families of 4 for an entire month. In a city like Alexandria, that’s currently facing problems due to lack of fresh water, rain should’ve been a bless and not a curse.

I urge everyone to help by funding this campaign that aims to help the people of Alexandria recover from this crisis.

At Tern we are working hard so cities like Alexandria don’t have to suffer from problems related to their water infrastructure in the future. We believe the future will run on a modular water systems, that can adapt faster to changes and be easy to maintain and operate.

This is a picture of one of the main streets in Alexandria after the flood.

Mo Zerban

Founder of Tern Water

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Tern Newsletter – 11/29/2016

“Water for the Modern Age”

The Tern Water Family is proud to announce our official Tern Faucet slogan, “Water for the Modern Age”.

We aim to provide your family with safe, sustainable, and clean drinking water all year round through purification and information at the tap!

To learn more about us and the Tern Faucet, visit www.ternwater.com, stay tuned for daily updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

With your help, we can create a sustainable water future!

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Stellar Startup Winners!

We are extremely proud to have won the Inaugural Stellar StartUp Award for Best Product/Service presented by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com!

Tern Water was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Business Section for it’s cutting-edge application, dedicated and devoted work to create sustainable innovation within the City of Philadelphia.

For more information on Stellar StartUps event see the links below

Philly steps out  of shadows and into start-up spotlight 

And the Stellar StartUps winners are 

#KnowYourWater at Drexel Startup Day

Thank you to everyone that stopped by and checked out our display during Drexel Startup Day!

We are happy to announce that we launched the beginning phase of our #KnowYourWater campaign. We shared over 20 Tern Capsules with attendees. Once they are returned to us we will be able to test the water and provide insights on it’s contaminants.

Stay on the lookout for more information from the campaign, it will soon be available to the public.

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There’s Something in the Water: The Betrayal of a Municipal Water System

There’s Something in the Water: The Betrayal of a Municipal Water System

Flint, Michigan has declared a state of emergency over levels of lead in their drinking water. At our core, we don’t want to believe that this is possible. We don’t want to believe that an American community can be subjected to such neglect in the name of cost cutting. The well being of a population nearing 100,000 citizens endangered because of a complete disregard for human life under the guise of penny pinching.

Residents have been getting sick and have documented about the smell and taste of their water. Even General Motors has discovered tainted water supply began corroding it’s engines.

This newest Detroit based water crisis has hit children the worst as levels of lead in their blood have almost doubled over the last year. Lead poisoning has a direct effect on damaging the brain, lowers coginative function, abdominal pain, neurological changes, and irritability. At very high levels, it can be fatal… There are no “safe” levels of lead consumption.

According to the Detroit Free Press, “Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in 2014 after its supply source was switched from Lake Huron water provided by what was then the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the more polluted and corrosive Flint River, while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.”

Furthermore, an article written by Addicting Info last October claims “residents were notified of elevated levels of TTHM, or total trihalomethane in the water supply [as of January 2015], which failed to meet standards set forth in the Clean Drinking Water Act. Although the health of thousands of people was potentially impacted by this, almost a year passed before the residents were notified.

Following the January notice, the city of Detroit offered to supply drinking water to Flint again, as had been the case for decades before Snyder’s emergency manager [Kevyn Orr] assumed complete control of the city. The emergency manager refused the offer, claiming that it would cost too much to return to the previous system.”

This is not the first trouble that the Detroit area has faced in recent years. Last May, ”The Detroit Water and Sewage Department began shutting off water to about 1,000 delinquent accounts on Tuesday, against the wishes of the city council.

The department would not make the exact number of households affected available. It distributed about 3,000 door hangers earlier in the month warning residents that they had ten business days to get on a payment plan or risk having their water turned off. About 800 signed up for the plans, which allow them to keep their water on if they can stay current on their bills. But many who sign up eventually fall behind again, as the average bill is about $75 but the average past due amount is $755.” Shortly following, the Detroit City Council voted 5–4 to approve a 7.5% water rate hike.

There is something dangerous floating around the city of Detroit, and we think it might not just be in the water…

For more information about the water crisis in Flint and Detroit, we recommend viewing the documentary “The Waterfront.”

We talked to Drexel TV about The Smart Faucet and our latest updated at Tern. Stay tuned for the video coming out soon 😉