ASTERRA’s Impact on the World Is Just Starting to be Felt

When ASTERRA first launched Recover in 2016, we were a new idea with a bold promise. Who knew we were about to become “Humanity’s Eyes” and deliver actionable infrastructure intelligence to help the potable and wastewater industries meet their Sustainable Development Goals.

In our first year, Recover water leak detection was used to locate and verify 288 leaks, saving 73 million gallons of drinkable water and 174 MWH of energy.

By our second year, results had grown to 2,342 leaks and 600 million gallons. And by our fourth, 16,893 leaks had been verified.

As of 2023, 100,000 leaks located and verified, saving 368 billion gallons of drinkable water and 920,000 MWH of energy.

Over 659 projects have now been completed in 64 countries. Carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by 278,048 metric tons.

Our Direct Impact on the SDGs

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Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • ASTERRA monitors water and wastewater systems for leaks before they are visible, reducing lost clean water and the carbon emitted to replace it. We also reduce pollution from leaking wastewater.
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Goal 9: Resilient infrastructure, sustainable industrialization, innovation
  • ASTERRA solutions improve infrastructure by monitoring underground pipes to plan maintenance and measuring soil moisture to mitigate problems prior to failure and guide planners in construction.
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • ASTERRA solutions contribute to sustainable and resilient cities and communities, efficient resource management, and the safety of urban populations. 
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Goal 13: Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Climate change is driving more frequent and intense heat waves, droughts, storms, and floods. ASTERRA helps identify vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure to improve resilience to severe weather events.

Our Collective Impact on other SDGs

Goal 2: End Hunger and Promote Sustainable Agriculture
  • Contributes by reducing water loss, identifying potable water from wastewater, and promoting agricultural productivity, nutrition, and food safety around the world.
Goal 7: Access to Affordable, Reliable, and Sustainable Energy
  • By reducing water loss, less energy is needed to pump and deliver the water, and collectively, we have already surpassed over one million MWH saved in energy.
Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
  • Promoting water efficiency and sustainable consumption patterns, fostering sustainable production patterns, reducing waste generation, and minimizing water waste.
Goal 17: Strengthening Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development
  • Fostering international cooperation and partnerships to address climate change, promoting the exchange of knowledge, resources, and technologies for sustainable development.

Helping Customers Meet Their Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” ASTERRA is extremely proud of the contributions we are making.

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Calculate Your Environmental Impact

As ASTERRA reduces the amount of water that utilities lose, we are also reducing the amount of power wasted pumping it and the resulting carbon emissions.

Use our Impact Calculator to estimate your impact on the environment and understand how much you can reduce your environmental footprint by assessing your system for leaks.

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Values for a Better Future

ASTERRA fosters a values-driven workplace, where environmental and social impact takes center stage. From reducing our customers’ C02 emissions to spearheading educational and charitable programs, we are striving to build a better future for all.

To learn more about ASTERRA initiatives, click here.

Please contact us to learn more about ASTERRA’s solutions.

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