Exceeding client expectations is the EcoSystems standard. Our impactful and affordable services for multifamily properties and commercial buildings continue to bring “Savings That Mean the World” to our clients and the environment.
This is not your standard company – EcoSystems is owned by two brothers, Lawrence and Richard Lamondin, whose passion for water conservation drove them to start a business that took on the looming global issues of water scarcity and water shortages. EcoSystems remains true to its foundation and offers affordable pricing and speedy returns to incentivize multifamily property managers and stakeholders to partake in our water saving solutions.
Why We Do It
Water scarcity is one of the greatest threats to humanity in the 21st century. There is an urgent need for water conservation and management that is underscored by predictions of acute water shortages and higher costs as average national water and sewer rates constantly increase. Here is why:
Seventy percent of the earth is covered by water, but less than one percent is available for human use. The increase in population and competition for this finite resource only continues to grow, with pollution, drought and water waste limiting supply even further.
In the U.S., 10% of homes leak more than 90 gallons of water a day, totaling approximately 1 trillion gallons of water per year. The majority of the waste originates in the bathroom as a result of failing equipment and lack of awareness of simple water saving solutions, such as replacing decayed internal parts of decades-old toilets. The impact of these inefficiencies hurts the environment, consumer budgets, and property values, leading to immense waste, especially in commercial properties where multifamily water bills can skyrocket.
The U.S. has 1.2 million miles of water-supply mains for its drinking water system. There are nearly an equal number of sewer pipes. And every year, there are roughly 240,000 water main breaks resulting in utilities losing 1.7 trillion gallons or $2.6 billion worth of treated drinking water (CircleofBlue.org). These aging water and sewer lines are forcing utilities to update their infrastructure, ultimately resulting in increased utility bills as the cost is passed off to the consumers.
Financial burden. According to a 2017 Michigan State study, water could be unaffordable to up to 35% of U.S. households by 2022. This is no surprise when, according to the EPA, over the next 20 years the U.S. must invest $271 billion for wastewater/stormwater upgrades and $384 billion for drinking water upgrades.