Letter: New Technology Solves Drinking Water Woes

“Water, water, everywhere, and all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”

Remember this quote from the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner?” Well, that was then and this is now. I would edit that quote to: “Water, water, everywhere, much closer then we think.” Water is still everywhere, and a Florida company less than 50 miles from here has perfected the process to produce excellent drinking water with their patented AWG.

AWG is short for Atmospheric Water Generator. I visited the company headquarters and was shown the process by which water is produced from the atmosphere — quite impressive, I must say. Units come in various sizes that can produce and purify water with a storage capacity from 7 gallons per day up to 3,000 gallons per day.

The company also manufactures portable units that can be placed in remote areas, and the pumps can run on solar or wind energy. The portable units range from 150 to 10,000 gallons per day. Recent announcements have suggested additional patents for this technology have been given by China and other foreign governments, and I would be very surprised if units are not already ordered.

My question is, why not here? With all the well-warranted concerns about possible contaminated water in The Acreage and with a possible solution so close at hand with these AWGs, maybe it’s time for elected officials at all levels to consider options to give their constituents some peace of mind. This company already has working units producing much-needed drinking water in Africa and Mexico. Again, I ask, why not here?

Lee LeAndro, Wellington