About a week ago, MWD's
Innovation team in the Business Outreach office got a call from officials in Texas asking for help responding to Hurricane Harvey.
Texas was looking for technologies to use in their recovery efforts, particularly systems that could provide safe potable water supplies to victims in hard-hit communities. They turned to Met because they knew
we "would be able to help regardless of how massive the requests were," according to the head of Texas-based water cluster Accelerate H2o.
Met staff went to work right away to leverage our online H2o TechConnect platform.
A call to about 900 businesses
was issued for a variety of equipment and services.
Several of these partners
are now helping Texas communities