Changing the way we think about water

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Riding a wave of innovation: These 10 start-ups are securing the world’s freshwater

January 18, 2023

Epic Cleantec has been selected as one of the winners of the UpLink – World Economic Forum and HCL Enterprise’s Global Freshwater Challenge! ♻️💧 It’s a huge honor to be recognized as a solution provider for water innovation. We look forward to working alongside our fellow winners and joining a great community of Aquapreneurs working to make...

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Western US Drought: How It Impacts CRE

September 9, 2022

The Western United States is experiencing the driest two decades in at least 1,200 years. Technology and policy will need to play an increased role to ensure our water security. Read more on Commercial Property Executive.

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Why It’s Time to Talk About Poo

August 31, 2022

The nutrients in human waste are drifting into our oceans and landfills instead of back into soils. But there are much better uses for human poo than flushing it down the drain. Read more on 

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CNBC’s Clean Start Series Features Epic Cleantec

June 23, 2022

The bulk of water recycling now happens at centralized wastewater treatment plants, requiring thousands of miles of pipelines to move the water. This practice is neither efficient nor cheap. But as more municipalities begin to require water recycling in commercial and residential buildings, companies are stepping up with new methods of on-site water recycling. Read...

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A Water Reuse Revolution: A Deep Dive on Epic Cleantec

February 22, 2022

From San Francisco to Somalia, where 60% of people lack basic water services, there’s a lot of promise in implementing decentralized water treatment and reuse systems. In the places that haven’t traditionally had centralized wastewater treatment, deploying decentralized systems could be a faster, cheaper way to democratize water access. Read more at

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Epic Cleantec Raises $9.4M to Accelerate Adoption of On-Site Water Reuse Release

December 7, 2021

Epic Cleantec (or “Epic”), the San Francisco-based onsite water reuse firm, announced today that it has successfully closed a $9.4 million financing round. The company has pioneered an approach to treat and reuse water in buildings and will use the funding to expand geographically and deepen its portfolio of technology offerings. Read more at 

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Urban Water Challenge – Epic Cleantec and the Water Reuse Revolution

October 8, 2021

With the combined challenges of aging infrastructure, urban population growth, and an increasingly unpredictable climate, we simply need to do things differently when it comes to how we manage our water. As part of the Urban Water Challenge, Epic was thrilled to have partnered with Imagine H2O, 11th Hour Racing, and additional funding partners to...

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Epic Cleantec profiled in The San Francisco Examiner

September 20, 2021

This startup watches what SF flushes – and grows food with it. “You tend to be the recipient of lots of strange things when you’re sitting at the bottom of a sewer pipe,” Tartakovsky told The Examiner. “We have a flush-it-and-forget-it mentality.” Read more at 

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Epic Cleantec featured on The Weather Geeks podcast

September 1, 2021

Our Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Tartakovsky joined Dr. Marshall Shepherd on The Weather Channel’s Weather Geeks podcast to discuss water, infrastructure, and what our technology is doing to conserve resources and manage costs. Listen now on all major podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts Spotify Audible Player FM

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Epic Cleantec featured on The Weather Channel

August 9, 2021

Our Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Tartakovsky spoke with Felicia Combs, meteorologist and co-host on The Weather Channel, about the importance of water reuse to commercial real estate and building sustainable infrastructure.

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What’s the Problem with Water?

May 21, 2021

Host Greg Smithies, partner for climate tech at Fifth Wall, is joined by Aaron Tartakovsky, the Co-Founder and CEO of Epic CleanTec. Aaron explains why our wastewater management processes are remarkably outdated and reveals the massive cost savings that could come from modernizing them. Listen in!

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This Tech Recycles Toilet Water In Silicon Valley High-Rises

March 16, 2021

“We’re taking wastewater, which we actually don’t see as waste at all, and we’re showing people that wastewater really just consists of water, it consists of energy, it consists of nutrients, and it consists of organic matter,” says Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO of Epic Cleantec, the startup that makes and manages the recycling tech. “All of those...

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Epic Cleantec Secures $2.6M Funding

June 30, 2020

Epic Cleantec (“Epic”), the San Francisco-based sustainability company that has developed a novel approach to onsite wastewater treatment and reuse, announced today that it has successfully secured $2.6 million in funding. Read more.

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San Francisco Building Gives Water and Human Waste a Second Life

January 15, 2020

Let’s face it, in the new 754-unit NEMA luxury apartment building on San Francisco’s mid-market street — there will be a lot of showering, sink running and — well — toilet flushing. But Aaron Tartakovsky and his company, Epic Cleantec, are aiming to give all that water — and even human waste — a second...

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Rising to a New Decade’s Water Challenges — Meet the Imagine H2O Accelerator 2020

January 6, 2020

The next decade promises to be pivotal for water. Under pressure from climate change, expanding population, aging infrastructure, urbanization and countless other factors, innovation is crucial to our ability to meet the world’s water needs. Imagine H2O’s Accelerator identifies and supports the best innovators in water. With 215 applications from 33 countries for 2020, the...

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