Remote Well Solutions LLC

  • Innovation: Water technology
  • Commercialized: July 2014
  • Top exec:Mike Lisk, owner and CTO
  • Location: Cloudcroft
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Elevator pitch: Livestock production is dependent on water and water distribution. Addressing this challenge, Remote Well Solutions has developed one of the most dramatic technological improvements to the Western livestock production industry in decades. Our off-grid water distribution controller automatically manages the pumping process to efficiently deliver water to locations where livestock need it.

Distributing water across pastures increases pasture efficiency and livestock performance while reducing water consumption. Automating the distribution process eliminates waste due to overfilling spillages, which we estimate to be more than 100 million gallons each year, most lost to evaporation.

Our controller is environmentally friendly, utilizing solar power and conserves ground water while lowering labor and input costs and increasing profits for the livestock producer.

We see our technology as a true game changer for the livestock production industry in the Western U.S. and anywhere else where off-grid water distribution is needed.

What makes your offering disruptive? Our patent-pending off-grid water distribution controller is the only product of this type commercially available to distribute water several miles across the landscape. By distributing the water, huge areas of New Mexico and the West can now be used for livestock production where before they were unusable due to the lack of water.

Where water historically has been the limiting factor to livestock production, there is now a solution.

How has the market responded? Currently, we are engaged with tribes and several pueblos on potential projects to install water distribution systems on Native American lands. These potential projects range from about $100,000 to more than $5 million in New Mexico and Arizona.

At each presentation we have experienced strong need and demand for our technology. The Native American livestock producers, however, in most cases, lease the land where they grow their livestock. They must work with tribal organizations or government for the improvements to the lands.

Because of the process, our sales cycles tend to be lengthy. We are engaged with several groups on projects we hope to start this summer, the largest being for the Navajo Nation, which we expect will result in about $5 million for 2016-2017.

ATI is supported in part by the U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center for Regional Commercialization.