Aqwastream™ M2M Technology Saves Over 6,180 Plastic Water Bottles in Launch Month

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New, personal water bottle refill system from, offers no-cost refills and sustainable messaging via micro-broadcast network.

The purpose of Aqwastream is to help reduce the amount of disposable plastic water bottles going into landfills and oceans while educating a targeted audience about sustainability via content displayed on a micro broadcast network

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Today, Aqwastream™,, announced that their new, machine-to machine (M2M) technology-based, personal water bottle refill station saved over 6,180 plastic water bottles within its initial, launch month (equivalent to over 257 cases of 24 count, 16 oz. plastic bottles). The first, Aqwastream Refill and Information Station, or ARIS-32-1, was installed December 2, 2013 in the Sun Devil Fitness Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

“The purpose of Aqwastream is to help reduce the amount of disposable plastic water bottles going into landfills and oceans while educating a targeted audience about sustainability via content displayed on a micro broadcast network,” states Mare Van Dyke, Aqwastream Co-Founder and CEO. “Universities, corporate sponsors, organizations, and others can share social responsibility messages with a hard-to-reach, targeted demographic.”

Aqwastream’s M2M Technology Saves Plastic Water Bottles and Promotes Sustainable Messaging

  • Enjoy free water.

“Now, anyone can easily fill their own, personal-size bottle with filtered, cool water within 10 seconds for free at the highly visible, 90” tall, 32” wide, and 21” deep station,” states Warren Van Dyke, Aqwastream Station Designer and VP of Manufacturing.

The station is ADA compliant, and includes state-of-the art filtration technology without water waste that:

  • Provides superior throughput and cartridge life with 3M Integrated Membrane Pre-activated Carbon Technology (IMPACT);
  • Includes a built-in bacteria inhibitor;
  • Reduces up to 99.99% of common, water-borne heterotrophic bacteria by membrane filtration as tested by 3M Purification, Inc.; and
  • Lessens sediment and abrasive, hard particles.
  • View interesting, sustainable messages.

Consumers and passersby view non-stop, engaging, green content on the 32” display. The messaging can be changed on the ARIS-32-1 screen instantly so specific information is shown at designated times to hard-to-reach, college students.

  • Engage students with green content.

Students can create their own, green-related messaging to be included in the digital content on the stations. There are currently two videos running on the Pilot station that represent ASU student sustainability entrepreneurship.

  • Access real-time data with a total systems solution.

The ARIS-32-1 machine has sensors in it to monitor and record real-time data about station use, operating efficiencies, messaging, and more. It transmits this information via a cellular network to a software application located on a central server. The ARIS-32-1 automatically reports if the machine has been moved or tampered with and when it needs servicing so it runs around the clock without interruption. This remote systems management lessens the carbon footprint made by unnecessary, service calls.

“We developed proprietary hardware and software to ensure the ARIS-32-1 stations consistently operate at optimal efficiency,” states Stephen Owst, Aqwastream Founding Partner and CTO. “Using M2M technology, station systems allow for full updates back to central servers every few seconds to ensure that the user experience is always as it should be.”

To learn more about Aqwastream, visit

About Aqwastream
We create strategic partnerships between socially conscious universities and like-minded corporate leaders via turnkey, patent-pending, Aqwastream™ Refill and Information Stations (ARIS 32-1). Users receive free, cool, filtered water. Businesses can add their corporate responsibility message to an existing channel of sustainability content, build brand awareness and improve student recruitment efforts. Everyone enjoys a sustainable solution for the ever-growing problem of plastic water bottle waste. Our network was engineered with machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. The remote monitoring system is our proprietary software that was developed to support a more sustainable maintenance program, network wide. For more information, visit

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Media Contact: Melanie Rembrandt, Rembrandt Communications®, media(at)aqwastream(dot)com, 800-PR1-0116

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