Tech Entrepreneurs Turn to Tap Water Testing

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Kits like this will be shipped to customers' doors. Kits like this will be shipped to customers' doors.

Two veterans of the Hoosier tech scene have hooked up to create a business tackling a headline-grabbing issue. Co-founders Megan Glover and Chris Baggott are officially launching 120WaterAudit Tuesday in Indianapolis. The company provides subscription-based water-testing services for consumers and institutions. The entrepreneurs are partnering with Pennsylvania-based CWM Environmental on the venture, which is billed as "your go-to water advocates."

Glover says high-profile contamination situations like Flint, Michigan bring attention to a need for more frequent water testing. "Knowing what's in your water shouldn't be a difficult process. We provide an easy and reliable solution to understand your water quality throughout the year." 120WaterAudit's kits are shipped to homes or businesses and include a bottle to be filled and sent back for testing. Results are slated to come back within two weeks.

The pair previously worked together at Indianapolis-based Compendium Blogware, which was co-founded by Baggott. Glover served as director of marketing at the company and has also worked in various marketing executive positions for companies including, RICS Software, Delivra and Angie's List. Baggott was named the 2015 Trailblazer in Tech at the Mira Awards for his contributions to the state that include co-founding ExactTarget, Compendium, Husk and one of his food-related ventures like Tyner Pond Farms, The Mug farm-to-fork diner, Husk, and ClusterTruck.

Glover says the business is a long time in the making and began with conversations between Baggott and CMW founder David Kohl years earlier. She says 120WaterAudit is currently in the "bootstrapping" phases, but plans to grow operations in Indianapolis. Glover says the company is in the process of ramping up marketing, sales and customer service functions.

You can connect to more about 120WaterAudit by clicking here.

Glover says high-profile contamination situations like Flint, Michigan bring attention to a need for more frequent water testing.
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