Aqua Cents recognized with award

The water management company was awarded 2015 Technology Business of the Year.

Aqua Cents Water Management was recognized by the SBDC-UC Merced Network, representing 14 counties in CA’s Central Region. The Technology Business of the Year Award was presented during Small Business Week, and recognized the company’s innovative technology providing water savings in urban landscapes (turf) of up to 50 percent for sustained periods of five to seven years. 

“Aqua Cents Water Management receives the Technology Business of the Year Award for their innovation and creativity in adapting the established water-savings benefits of hydrogels to a new patented technology application,” says Mysty Rusk, assistant regional director, Program Innovation and Technology Commercialization. 
“The entrepreneurial spirit behind Aqua Cents Water Management demonstrates vision, courage and persistence that are a valuable contribution to the health of our nation’s economy, as two of every three net new jobs come from small business,” added Donna Davis, regional administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration. 
Aqua Cents delivers organic hydrogels directly below the root zone of turf. Aqua Cents hydrogels are specifically formulated to absorb up to 400 times their weight in water and beneficial nutrients. This absorption and holding capacity – allowing up to 96 percent utilization of water “as needed” by the root zone – significantly reduces the amount and frequency needed for water and fertilizers. The innovative storage and delivery process also improves aeration, water infiltration and distribution uniformity. Aqua Cents hydrogels are biodegradable and environmentally safe. They naturally degrade without negative or toxic effects on the soil or microorganisms. 
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