Every day, we collectively waste billions of gallons of water in the process of irrigation (“Irrigation Water Use, the USGS Water Science School,” 2010). “Out of sight and out of mind” is the guiding framework for why we have so willingly come to accept that withdrawing water from the public supply is the only way to irrigate.But this framework is no longer applicable. Businesses are now seeing the effects of this broken framework, as water costs have soared by over 40% since 2008 and now account for more than 10% of total utility costs for most businesses (“Water Conservation Strategies for the Service Industry,” 2015). All this is happening as we are facing changing climate conditions, and consequences such as droughts are now being felt locally and not just in faraway countries. Not to mention current solutions such as water harvesting systems are expensive, complex, and are heavily reliant on the weather.But what if we could change that? What if there was a way we could create a usable output from basically waste to most people’s eyes in a simple way.My name is Saad Khan and today I will present you with A.C.R.E.S. a smart A/C condensate harvesting system that recycles A/C wastewater through a replaceable filter to make it suitable for irrigation in a sustainable, simple, and most importantly a cost-efficient way. A.C.R.E.S. is the complete solution, it provides a source of water for irrigation at “ZERO” extra cost to the customer – essentially eliminating the extraction of water from the public supply.A.C.R.E.S. Also provides a quality construction at an affordable price, while also adding unrivaled features such as analytics sent straight to the customer’s phone as well as the reliability through the use of A/C condensate rather than a rain-dependent source.I am asking for $250,000 in exchange for 20% equity in my company. So that we can sell the A.C.R.E.S. system and replaceable filters directly to operations managers across the country and North America.I hope you consider this opportunity, as together we can truly make downsides of irrigating, out of sight and out of mind.