About

We didn’t initially set out to eliminate water waste from the built environment. 

collage of several images: screen shot of software, building schematics, and a leaking connection

Our objective was to reduce the impact of unnecessary water use and contamination on a wastewater treatment plant, and ultimately, the environment. It didn’t take long for us to realize the real problems were inside the buildings. We needed a way to monitor water use and understand its operation in real-time before we could resolve water issues. But this proved impossible when so much of the system was hidden and out-of-sight. 

The seed of The Big Idea was born.

Using advanced IoT concepts as the foundation, we tested prototypes at several locations. Success quickly followed. 

Every minute of every day our technology monitors and informs operations staff of the nature and location of water use issues – then guides them to resolve concerns before they become big problems. With Apana, operators now have valuable data at their fingertips to review, allowing them to reduce water use and bank savings. 

collage of several images: screen shot of software, building schematics, and a leaking connection
Photo of a proprietary measuring device that uses "Internet of Things" (IoT) technology to transmit telemetry

Using advanced IoT concepts as the foundation, we tested prototypes at several locations. Success quickly followed.

Photo of a proprietary measuring device that uses "Internet of Things" (IoT) technology to transmit telemetry

Using advanced IoT concepts as the foundation, we tested prototypes at several locations. Success quickly followed.

Our big idea, realized.

After years of working to make water-intensive operations more efficient, our Water Efficiency as a Service™ offers a cost-effective, secure and scalable way to reduce water costs and waste for industrial and commercial customers. 

Our platform goes beyond lowering the direct cost of water – we continuously scan your water infrastructure for mechanical malfunctions and analyze operational processes to identify hidden inefficiencies 24 hours a day. 

Armed with real-time data, you then can quickly prevent problems before they become costly wastes of water, time, and money and refine and optimize your water use processes to reduce your total cost of water.

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Logo: IoT World Awards

IoT World Awards Startup of the Year (2019)

Logo: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC

Alliance for Sustainable Energy + NREL Innovation Incubator Award (2017)

Logo: Sustainable Seattle

Sustainable Seattle Innovative Creation or Implementation to Advance Sustainability (2017)

Logo: Imagine H20

Imagine H2O Data Challenge, Runner Up (2016)

Logo: NW Washington Sustainability Challenge

NW Washington Sustainability Challenge, First Prize (2014)

Logo: Clean Tech Open

CleanTech Open PNW, First Place, National Finalist (2014)

Apana Core Values

Believe in Each Other

We collaborate, believing we are better together.

Seek to Understand

We are honest and accountable.

Here to Win

We have a bias towards action.

Make an Impact

We can do something that makes a difference in the world.