AquaMaker Creates Water from Thin Air
AquaMaker, a Houston based company with a new Israeli unit, is now selling a device in the Middle East that allows users to generate their own water. The AquaMaker AM10 pulls ambient humidity from the air and purifies it. In one day, the device can garner 5 gallons of potable water, enough for about 10 people. The AM10 sips energy; it costs only $15 a day to use, though the unit itself is about $1,200 to buy. Recognizing that the unit is expensive for many, AquaMaker will rent the AM10 out for a mere $65 a month. More generously, the company will finance the purchase of the AM10, putting it well within reach for the average Israeli.
While Americans may question the need for such a technology, potable water in Israel is twice as expensive as it is here, even after the Israeli government subsidizes water prices. Just as big a problem is Israel's water deficit and the difficulty of distributing water in the event of a war. The AM10 easily solves these problems at a low cost.
Via: The Jerusalem Post