WTF!!!!! REALLY THOUGH WHY ARE WE NOT DOING THIS IN CALIFORNIA????? OR ANYWHERE IN THE STATES????
Interesting. taken from the article above:
Students from the University of Peru have created a billboard that produces purified water using only the humidity in the air. In three months – this one billboard has created 9,450 liters of water or just over 800 gallons a month. In an area with very little rain – this is significant. Now – put in context – the average American’s “water footprint” is just over 750,000 gallons of water per year (source). In Bujama, Peru – where the billboard is located – the water output is enough for the needs of “hundreds of families per month”. Still – the potential benefits to society are incalculable. And the water is free for anyone who needs it. Additionally – the billboard does require electricity to power 5 generators and it does not appear to be using solar power to generate some of that electricity.
This billboard was created in a partnership between the University of Engineering and Technology, U.S. billboard powerhouse Clear Channel and a couple of Peruvian media agencies. You can watch an interview with some of the local residents who were asked about their thoughts on the water generating billboard HERE. (Hint: they love it).
Lima, the capital of Peru, is the second largest capital in the world that’s located in a desert and access to drinking water is a problem to its 7 million people. Over a million have no access to running water at all and rely on private companies to deliver to their homes.
The city is part of a coastal desert of Atacama, the driest in the world. It depends on drainage from the Andes as well as runoff from glacier melt — both sources on the decline because of climate change.
Due to the extremely dry climate, annual precipitation is less than 1 inch, many people draw water from wells that are often polluted – worldwide 2.2 million people die every year from drinking contaminated water.
Well, we have all the answers we need to solve all our problems! The US “movers & shakers” do not WANT that! They are pushing us toward a harsh class divide where there are toilers and fat cats with army-like police to maintain the gates. We’re getting close! Exciting!!