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They've become so ubiquitous in our society.
That you don't even notice that.
-- when you hear the statistics.
It's hard to deny how big the problem will be.
And that daily average has been reported over and over again.
Yet map there a -- what does business partners.
Didn't see an easy alternative to buying plastic.
Cities Philadelphia based aren't written orders decided to build one.
Creating an easy to use water bottle that filters tap water.
I think the beauty of this business proposition lies is simplicity.
The water bottle with a filter that criticism of this less -- new idea comes quickly.
British -- since has a similar and much better known present.
But the three are resolute about why their company called hydrants.
And -- technology.
Which filters the water when you poured into the bottle.
Rather than -- -- version which filters it on the way out is a better solution.
-- I pitched it to people initially.
A lot of folks it comes -- -- I had that idea in you know my science class but then in the and nobody really pursued it.
And then it looked -- like what is the difference really between most of these successful companies I think a lot of times that comes into yet this idea.
Is something that you can enact and execute on.
And so that's -- at hydrants has executed with success.
The company has already gotten one point two million dollars in funding and had whole foods as its first distributor.
The guys say they think the socially conscious message behind their battle is critical.
For each bubble but they donate a dollar to worldwide projects.
Aimed at getting people clean water per sub that need firsthand.
My first project was in Honduras saw that the women and children were for forces -- -- -- all of their time.
And literally would just go back and forth.
Day in day out the whole -- almost half the day.
Trying to get clean water.
The two and a half year old company has six full time employees.
The product itself is only made an hour away.
-- I say they love you back -- outside of the U flat but that you think all of that.
Say hello well and they today they're very happy that they day.
I think we've benefited greatly from American manufacturing.
From the point of view that when you're starting.
Me company and and sort of developing -- new product there's so many unexpected things that come out.
And some hidden costs but because we've been able to develop very personal relationships with the people we work with.
I mean they've gone out.
Other if we -- making this a -- in China like we would probably be out of business because that's the amount.
Of costs and charges that -- just waved four us or Don you know on such an accelerated timeline just because.
-- these guys -- manufactures they like us.
So far -- -- has made over 500000.
Dollars in revenues.
And is hoping to -- Nash well this year.
I never manufactured -- before.
You know I studied -- and they don't teach you about product design our plastics molding.
But you go on Google.
You find some vendors.
Police are taught them and pretty quickly he'll learn how -- accomplish anything like be able solid social sort and say it.
You know what I can't do it it's not for me it's too hard.
I will -- the money whatever.
I don't think it's like that at all I think human -- community there's -- we said that.
You know this is I think a great showcase that.
Reporting in Philadelphia.
I'm Christina Scott.
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