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Woosh Smart Water Stations

Woosh is an ecological alternative to plastic bottles consumption on the go, supplying chilled purified water and rinsing bottles for reuse.

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The woosh water station is a smart, simple and sustainable solution for drinking clean water in public spaces. The station features a unique Ozone-based water purification system, and an Ozone-based bottle cleaning system. The station is designed to dispense chilled and purified water, for a fraction of the price of bottled water. The station can also rinse and sanitize nearly any bottle, regardless of size, shape or material

Our purpose is to provide cities a healthy, green, money-saving alternative to plastic bottled drinks. 

A city deploying a network of woosh® water stations will benefit its citizens by actively promoting: 

Ecology: decrease plastic bottle pollution, thus reducing waste and CO2 air pollution. 

Health: increase water consumption by creating a convenient and reliable source for public water. Encouragement to drink water plays a key role in fighting obesity, by providing the optimum alternative to soft drinks. 

Economy: creates new employment opportunities for residents (training & hiring local staff to operate woosh® network of stations). Reducing costs related to the collection and recycling of plastic waste. Saving money residents money that they would otherwise spend on bottled drinks

Idea Title

Woosh Water Systems - Let's change the way people drink water in public places.

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Where are you / your team located?

R&D and Production departments are located in Israel. Marketing & Operations are in Miami Beach FL

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

A wide spread of deployment of networks of Woosh stations across cities will directly decrease the amounts of plastic waste created by used plastic bottles. Indirectly, the woosh service prevents the plastic waste from getting in to oceans, where high percentage of these bottles end up in. Woosh's main vision is basically driven from a core sustainability principle – “Reduce waste by not creating it in the first place”

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Currently Woosh focuses on the American Market. We started from a small-scaled pilot in Dayton OH, and progressed to an upcoming large-scale project in Miami Beach FL. Other projects are on the agenda that are in negotiations with other cities.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Operating Concept / Startup: You have fulfilled the stages of testing, undertaken a full scale roll-out, and are currently operating this concept/idea as a business.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure


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Photo of olanrewaju Giwa

Interesting but how can you make the distribution easier.

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Hi olanrewaju Giwa I

It is great to see you in the challenge! Would you be able to clarify your question? What is particularly difficult about the distribution of Woosh Water? Where are the potential bottlenecks in the system?

ohad - I look forward to reading your responses to the questions.

Photo of olanrewaju Giwa

I mean a wide distribution to the global world.
Yes, this is also a question to many projects including mine which i have answered.

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Hi Ohad!

Really interesting project!

How does the water compare cost-wise to bottled water on the market?

I noticed this pricing information from a newspaper article in October 2016 (see below). How does this compare to your larger scale project?

'Customers can take virtually any bottle or cup of their own (up to 32 oz.) and fill it with filtered, chilled tap water at a Woosh Water Station; the charge is 50 cents for up to 20 oz., 75 cents for 32 oz., payable by credit card or through a pre-purchased subscription.

For another 15 cents, customers can cleanse a drinking bottle before reuse with the station’s 03 purification system.'

“We came with the innovative technology, and they came with the extensive experience in water infrastructures,” Tayas-Zamir said. The cost to build each pilot machine, he said, was about $22,000.'

How long does it take to sanitise the bottles?

Are you able to tell me more about your large-scale project? How does this relate to the 10,000 stations?

How is this solution positioned in the current marketplace? Have you identified any competitors? What are you offering in your solution that competitors have not tapped into?

Do you have any existing barriers to developing your idea that you’d like to share to help the OpenIDEO community understand where they might join the conversation and provide feedback?

Can you explain a bit more about how this idea can be implemented at scale? What would need to happen for this design to be brought to market at the [local or global] scale? What would it take for this idea to integrate at the scale of implementation you are aiming for?

Have you seen agualu ? You both have very interesting water projects.

I noticed that in 2014 you were included on Intel’s list of Top 10 Cool Things Powered by the Intel IoT. Are there any other accolades or awards that you would like to highlight?

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This is indeed an elaborate project.

Cudos to your team.

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Hi ohad 

The Ideas Phase of the challenge closes TONIGHT at 11:30 p.m. PT. Your post is currently unpublished, in draft mode. In order to be eligible for evaluation, your post must be published on the platform.

We'd love to have it be included in the challenge. You can publish it by hitting the "Publish" button at the top of your post. You can also update your post by clicking on the "Edit Contribution" on top. Thanks!

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Hi Chad,

Excited to see you joining this challenge. We noticed your post is currently unpublished. Was this your intention? We'd love to have it be included in the challenge. You can publish it by hitting the "Publish" button at the top of your post. You can also update your post by clicking on the "Edit Contribution" on top.

We're looking forward to seeing your contribution in this challenge.