Conserve water. Our most valuable asset

Dreamer: Robert Varner     
Dream Location: Ida Grove, IA
Contest Month: July 2010
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Dream Rank: #1
Number of Votes: 1970
www.dualsoftusa.com.
This newly patented water treatment device will reduce water and salt consumption by approximately 75%. There is a great demand for this system in Calif. And Arizona. Help me get it to the market place.

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Bob posted the following comment on 8/2/2010 7:28:26 PM Thanks Linda. The project went to sleep for about 15-20 years. (nomoney). Then things picked up and I started playing with it again. I have some good comments of the results, if you have looked at them on the web site. Stay in touch. Bob
old neighbor posted the following comment on 8/2/2010 9:59:46 AM Bob, So happy that you came out #1 and that I had a small part of it. While I was still in I.G. a long time ago and your neighbor I remember you working in your garage on this project. "you've come a long way".
bob posted the following comment on 8/1/2010 5:59:30 AM Butterfly Lover. Working on your suggestion to re-use the regenerate water. Not sure about soapy water on green plants yet. A science friend is working on that. Thanks for your help. Bob
Bob posted the following comment on 7/31/2010 7:18:18 PM Also, this system is metered and when no water is being used, nothing chnges, Be gone for a week or so and when U return, the system has done nothing. Then, if it is a gallon of regeneration, U go to the house, use the bathroom, and use a gallon of water, it switches tanks. No waste. Good?? Bob
Bob posted the following comment on 7/31/2010 7:11:20 PM This unit is available in smaller units. The smallest unit was designed to fit under the Trailer houses/homes in the mobile parks of Arizona. There are normally no washing machines in the home. So, all the water this needed is for bathing, dishes and home cleanup. These use such a small amount of water that they can be dischrged on the lawn or gravel road that services the park. 20-25 Gal. per regeneration. The waste water normally evaprates very quickl after the regeneration is complete. Bob
Butterfly Lover posted the following comment on 7/31/2010 7:03:41 PM I think this is a great Idea and would love to see it marketed into a smaller compacter unit for attics, apartments, etc. I love the recycling option I have seen on a lot of newer things and I am surprised they are not more standard in all homes now. Saw one on a home show that stored the sink water and then used it in the tank in the bathroom. My water bill was so high this month, I wish i could bypass sewage and use my sink water for the flowers! Go Robert - I want to see more!
Bob posted the following comment on 7/31/2010 3:28:29 PM From all of your wonderful comments I have to admit: I do not think I can take credit for this device. One night,sleeping, this picture/design came to me. I immediately started working on it and when things were not going just right, I would kick off my shoes, take a nap on the couch, and the "fix" would come to me. Where does that come from? I believe it is from a higher power. Whatever, that is who needs the credit. This is something that the world needs, So, listen to your dreams. Bob * Bob
Pauline posted the following comment on 7/31/2010 10:51:53 AM Mother Earth and the People of the Earth will benefit and flourish because of your water softener, Bob! You should be very proud of yourself, Kevin and I are!!!
Bob posted the following comment on 7/30/2010 7:31:08 PM As Yoggi Berra commented; "It aint over till it's over" Thanks to all who have helped with this project. Bob
Liz posted the following comment on 7/29/2010 12:36:44 PM You're almost there!
Aves2org posted the following comment on 7/29/2010 9:41:00 AM Great! Hope you win!
BobC posted the following comment on 7/29/2010 7:34:58 AM What a great idea - and ready for the market. Besides, my doctor says I should use less salt . . . :)
dee posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 9:51:35 PM What a neat product! Good luck with your water softener and selling it to all corners of the world!
Suzanne posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 5:54:14 PM Voting for you because I love what this will do to conserve water. Hope so much that you'll be the winner!
Ruthie posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 5:26:17 PM I am a real American voting for the real American . That'd Be Bob. Go Bob- Bob rocks
Chantal posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 4:44:58 PM I have been voting daily for you along with friends and family from every corner of the world: Canada, Britain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. People from all over the map appreciate your product and its water/energy conserving properties. I wish you much success!
bob posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 4:35:34 PM This may be a repeat. I was recently visiting with our local water billing clerk and she said: "I cannot understand why your water bill is half of mine". I know why! Her softener uses as much water to clean itself as they for personal use. We are both empty nester families. Bob
li-li posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 4:25:45 PM Coming from Southern California I was raised to be water wise, now living in the south I am amazed by the wasteful use of water. This technology works and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be a more thoughtful water consumer.
Mark posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 2:12:40 PM This vote, and all my votes, have been freely given for the cause of clean water and the environment. These are all admirable possibilities, but this cause is my choice, my favorite.
Meg posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 1:28:17 PM I've voted for you daily for some time. I've also gotten my in-laws and many of my friends on board to do the same! They aren't just doing it for me ... they are impressed with you product!
Deano posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 9:58:49 AM I have been voting everyday, really hoping that you will win. Why does it say that you are in second place and no one else has as many votes? There isn't anyone listed as ranking #1? Confusing...........
Toni posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 9:19:34 AM I voted for you. I hope you win.
davidhussy posted the following comment on 7/28/2010 8:31:58 AM HI please dont post wrong and illegal votes...i left working for you....
Rob Williams posted the following comment on 7/27/2010 6:13:13 PM Hello Ricky, Please do not post any more comments on the Dream Big Grow Here website. If you would like to express your concern about a specific entrant, send an e-mail to: [email protected] Upon receipt of your information, we will determine how best to rectify the situation. Include your name, return e-mail, and phone number for us to contact you if we require any other information. For liability reasons, we cannot allow comments that could be conceived as being slanderous to be posted. Thank you for your understanding!
c.j posted the following comment on 7/27/2010 4:32:03 PM the water is hard in south australia ...i have had to wear a hard hat ,,,taking a shower...lol...carl
Bob posted the following comment on 7/27/2010 12:24:35 PM mati; thanks. taking quite a licking right now. Do what you can to increase the votes
Tia Singh posted the following comment on 7/27/2010 11:46:39 AM Voted for you!
Bob posted the following comment on 7/25/2010 11:18:59 PM When I talk to people in the water softening business, I am told something like: "U can't do that or impossible, it has never been done that way. I feel a little like the Wright Bro's, Whitney, Fulton, Edison, etc must have felt. Dang it read the customer comments on the web page: www.dualsoftusa.com Bob
Bob posted the following comment on 7/24/2010 11:21:43 PM OH, The "Venture Iowa" program is a group of highly qalified people in the state than put a person in contact with those that can help on design, mfg, etc and also advise on how to access capital to further the program Thanks, Bob
Bob posted the following comment on 7/24/2010 9:34:48 PM I would like to go there to set up dealers, etc. Let's continue to keep this thing in #1. That would be a nice thing to take to the "venture Iowa" meeting next month. Bob
Robin posted the following comment on 7/24/2010 2:00:45 AM My relatives in Australia are voting for you and suggest that Adelaide would be a good market -- very hard water there!
Bob posted the following comment on 7/21/2010 11:04:23 PM And California and Arizona really need this along with Georgia and Oregon among others. Thanks for your help JJ. Bob
JJ posted the following comment on 7/21/2010 10:21:50 PM Thats good to hear!
Vicky Jo Varner posted the following comment on 7/21/2010 8:05:52 PM Hi JJ, this is Bob's daughter. Short answer is that my dad's company (DualSoft) is based in Iowa and will always be so. However, he's hoping to sell his product into other states and therefore bring more revenue back into Iowa! Right now he's 77 years old and working out of his garage, and we would love to give this produce greater exposure in the world. (I hope you'll vote for him. :-D) -Vicky Jo
JJ posted the following comment on 7/21/2010 7:19:36 PM I was just wondering if you plan on keeping your business in Iowa or if you are moving it to Arizona and California. There is little informations about this on you entry? If you are moving business from Iowa, then I don't think you are deserving of this grant from Iowa, and should be ashamed of yourself.
starman posted the following comment on 7/21/2010 12:58:52 PM You really need to go to this website and raise some money. http://www.kickstarter.com/
Mike M posted the following comment on 7/21/2010 10:55:55 AM This sounds very interesting as a means to reduce both salt and water consumption while being able to soften water. There are areas of the country where there are so many minerals in the water that it is not usable without a softening treatment. I hope your water softener is a huge success.
Scott L posted the following comment on 7/19/2010 4:21:58 PM I am pulling for you Bob! Your technology needs to be commercialized!
Rem posted the following comment on 7/19/2010 1:52:13 PM Water softeners are great but like most great "luxury" things in life they are hard on the environment or in some cases made illegal. A system like this will be very beneficial for anyone who uses water softeners.
McKenzie posted the following comment on 7/19/2010 12:04:16 AM This product is amazing, and the website very informative. Thanks, Robin! The website again is: http://DualSoftUSA.com
Paul posted the following comment on 7/17/2010 7:42:50 AM Totally. I've just been through every single entry between 27 and 139. The nearest competitors are 42 (collander with a spout), 62 (green grocery store bags) and 116 (windmill rehab). They don't come close. "Doggy Day Care", with a "Dream Rank" of #9? Sorry, no way. 'Expand a guitar repair business', "Dream Rank" of #1 with 2,109 votes??? I don't think so.
Robin posted the following comment on 7/16/2010 11:54:19 PM I wanted to know more about this product, and found it here: http://dualsoftusa.com/
Gene posted the following comment on 7/16/2010 10:25:25 PM I have been a fan of this technology for a couple of years already. this technology does work, and I have one unit in my home and we have dropped approximately 60% of our salt usage compared to the conventional units.
Steve P. posted the following comment on 7/12/2010 9:03:33 PM I hope you win, Bob.
Tom posted the following comment on 7/4/2010 3:15:05 PM I have one of Bob's first units. It works just great, I use maybe three bags of salt a year.
das333 posted the following comment on 6/20/2010 6:46:36 PM I have had a dual soft for over two years now and it works great. My wife and I consume less than three bags of salt per year.
Vera posted the following comment on 6/18/2010 7:06:52 PM I recently went to the city clerks office to pay my water bill and had this comment from the billing clerk: "I cannot figure out why your water bill is less than half of ours" I know! I have a dual soft softener and she has another brand. We are both empty nesters.
Miller posted the following comment on 6/18/2010 4:16:06 PM I have this softner in my home and it does exactly what the inventor claims. My wife and I use 2 bags of salt per YEAR and have the best water you can imagine! I do not know the amount of water savings but it is substantial. This product needs to be available to everyone. It will sell!!!
meuchner posted the following comment on 6/18/2010 1:19:27 PM Best Softner I have ever seen...
Bob posted the following comment on 6/18/2010 10:34:43 AM Please read the "customer comments" on the web page.

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