Zionsville woman helps develop 120WaterAudit home water-testing kit

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Megan Glover displays a water testing kit. (Photo by James Feichtner)

Megan Glover displays a water testing kit. (Photo by James Feichtner)

By James Feichtner

After the water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., many Hoosiers might be wondering what’s in their water.

This is just what Zionsville resident Megan Glover had on her mind before setting out to co-found 120WaterAudit, a water-testing solution for consumers and businesses delivered to their front doors.

“There’s an awareness piece that I think we’ve all been out of sight, out of mind, for so long so getting people to test their water is the first step,” Glover said.

Before launching in May, Glover had been discussing with her co-founder, Chris Baggot, ways to test their own household water.

“It was around the Flint crisis, and we started talking about how there’s got to be a better way for you and I to know what’s in our water,” Glover said. “I went back to the house and I thought, what’s in my Zionsville water?”

After researching, Glover came up empty for a simple solution to test her own water.

“It’s not easy,” Glover said. “It’s not consumer-friendly. You can go to Home Depot and find labeled testing strips, but not all of them test for harmful contaminants.”

120WaterAudit is as easy filling a bottle of water and placing it in the mail.

“With the lab in place, we ship straight to your doorstep, we provide the shipping, then we do lab-certified testing,” Glover said. “All you have to do is put the water in the bottle and then 14 days later you get emailed results.”

Glover said her program is especially handy for monitoring water throughout the year.

“One of the differentiators that we really bring to the market is this monitoring aspect, because if you’re in a high-risk area, it can change, so we’ve had people adopting a subscription,” Glover said.

For more, visit www.120wateraudit.com.

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