By Heather Lusk
To fulfill a minimum of 200 water testing kits each week, 120WaterAudit needed more space.
Fortunately, the back office of zWORKS previously occupied by Clear Software was available at the right time.
“The timing was beyond perfect,” said Megan Glover, one of three co-founders of the company.
Glover said the move was necessitated by a contract with Pittsburgh to fulfill consumer testing programs, of which there were 6,000 last year.
120WaterAudit launched a year ago with a simple business model: provide an EPA certified water testing kit to consumers.
The company’s focus was on consumers until they received a request to provide testing units for schools.
Glover said the firm developed a commercial kit with sampling plans, explaining to facility directors how and when to sample and inventory all taps within the facility.
“It’s not a one-and-done thing,” she said. “Water is very fluid. That’s a pun, but the quality of water is fluid, so you have to be testing on a regular basis.”
The company was contacted by Pittsburgh shortly after it finished its work with schools.
“We do not only their customer requests but their compliance requests, also,” she said.
The company had been working out of a conference room in downtown Indianapolis when Glover learned of the space from a zWORKS contact.
The zWORKS office houses operations and stores thousands of test kits, ready to ship. Doors that open to a patio and parking area serve as the perfect spot to load shipments onto a post office truck.
“I think this will last us for the foreseeable future,” Glover said. “I knew that as soon as we graduated from subleasing a conference room that we would probably look to zWORKS as that next step.”