Our Story

In 2012, Dropcountr Founder Robb Barnitt asked himself a question, “How much water does my family use?”. After he found a old crumpled paper bill, he added up a few numbers, converted the result to gallons for reference, and then said, “There’s no way we use that much water!”.

More questions followed. Is that too much water for our household? How much do we use to water our landscape? Do we have a leak?

In 2013, Robb founded Dropcountr to improve access to personal water use information, and empower consumers to increase their Water IQ. With a looming drought in California the rest, as they say, is history.

Our Mission

Connecting community to our planet’s most valuable resource

Promote water use efficiency using best in class consumer technology and applied data science.

Make personal water data accessible. Increase our collective Water IQ. Empower water consumers to be good stewards.

Fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gases produced by energy generation used to treat and transport water.

Our Promise


We can’t realize our mission without utility customers and engaged users. Customer and user support come first for us, and it shows in our customer references and glowing App Store reviews.


The average person has more on their mind than just their water use. Dropcountr presents data with simplicity and elegance, promoting understanding and action, while allowing users to focus on the rest of their life.


Dropcountr does not sell or share the personal information entrusted to us. We use industry best security platforms and provisions to safeguard these data.

“Dropcountr helps water utilities apply data analytics, artificial intelligence, and behavioral science to better serve and engage their customers."

Our Approach

Built for water utilities in collaboration with industry leading partners

The most useful products are refined over time using trial and error. Insights and suggestions lead to one iteration after another, each an improvement upon the last. The Dropcountr platform has been built collaboratively, accepting and applying the feedback and recommendations of our utility contacts and industry supporters.
The Dropcountr platform launched today is subject to continuous improvement, and will be better 12, 24, and 36 months from now. Utility staff and industry stakeholders have shaped who we are today, and will continue to inform the best products of tomorrow.

City of Folsom Case Study

Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Kentucky examined the effects of Dropcountr on water usage in the City

Austin Water Case Study

Austin, TX is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US. To address the rapidly-growing population and increasing water constraints facing Austin,

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