Self portrait photo of todd hiking amongst snow covered trees.

Hi, I’m Todd Franzen. And I love water!

As a 2 time Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor, Water became incredibly important through my treatment and recovery.

Originally diagnosed in 2009, chemotherapy was the only type of therapy that worked for me to get into remission. And after an Autologest Stemcell transplant, I was able to live in remission for eight and a half years.

In July of 2019, cancer visited me for the second time…

My treatment regimen lasted over 15 months and consisted of a number of failed treatments including immunotherapy, radiation, and chemotherapy. But ultimately ended with another Stemcell Transplant. This time from a donor, my brother.

All through my treatment, water was key in protecting my other vital organs like my kidneys and liver. Working to flush all that poison out of my system.

Water has been instrumental in my recovery!

I worked for the streets department in Breckenridge Colorado. I took a break from plowing one afternoon to go have a tour of the water plant. It was fascinating. And what I learned was shocking! The addition of Sodium Fluoride into the municipal water supply made me frustrated!

Knowing that fluoride is a carcinogen, I wanted to know how to remove it. This is where my interest in filtering and purifying became vitally important. Including other contaminants that are in this historic 1850s mining town called Breckenridge.

I went down the “rabbit hole”, big time!

In May of 2015, I started working for a wastewater company called Snowbridge. I was their Main Excavation Operator and became a National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) Septic Inspector. This gave me a unique understanding of how we use and even overuse water.

Having toured multiple sanitation and water treatment plants, I got to see firsthand how technology is helping this largely unknown industry battle water filtration on a grand scale!