Sunday, 5 October, 2008 0:26 AM
Fight for Clean
Drinking Water Gets Serious
courtesy of www.spec.bc.ca
Luis Obispo, CA -- An ever-shrinking supply of clean drinking
water in the United States may be a back burner issue during this
presidential campaign, but it could easily become the number one
issue facing the next generation of Americans.
Finding clean drinking water is becoming increasingly difficult
and communities are already engaged in nasty legal battles over
water rights. California has estimated it may run out of clean drinking
water for its citizens within 20 years. Plus, a new awareness of
the bacteria and parasites that currently contaminate our drinking
water and the environmental cost of bottled water are also fueling
Up until the 1960's, unfiltered tap water was considered to be the
standard and safe source for drinking water. In the following years,
however, environmentalists and the media drew attention to the dangers
of water contamination and overnight water filtration and bottled
water companies were born. These alternatives have fallen short
of solving the clean water crisis.
Water filtration systems in the home simply cannot remove 100 percent
of the lead, chlorine, pesticides, organic chemicals, and various
microorganisms from ground water that has traveled through municipal
pipes. Bottled water companies are under attack on three fronts:
the water quality is sometimes not any better than unfiltered tap
water; most of the plastic bottle containers cannot be recycled;
and there is an enormous cost to the environment to truck this water
around the country.
Citizens and companies who are reluctant to rely on government for
the most basic human need have started to take matters into their
own hands with new ideas and technologies. A California company
has created a way for people to make their own ultra-clean drinking
water from the air in their home, even if they live in a desert
Through an innovative technology, an appliance about the size of
a small office water cooler condenses the moisture in the air, filters
the collected water through a five-stage filtration system, and
stores the water for consumer use in hot and cold dispensers. The
only thing that is required for consumers to “make their own
water" is a standard electrical outlet. And the cost is less
than 50 cents per gallon.
With this new technology there is no need to use water that has
been through municipal pipes, no need for plastic water bottles
or the cost of trucking it around the country, no damage to the
environment, and virtually no “carbon footprint” on
“We make it rain,” said Stephen Krauss, Ph.D., the executive
vice president of Atmospheric Water Systems Inc., the company that
makes a product called the DewPointe Atmospheric Water Generator
“We harness what Mother Nature provides to us.”
Since the water is created in the home, no bottled water or tap
water can come close to its purity. DewPointe water is 99.99% free
of all chemicals, solids and contaminants.
And most important for those who want to help the planet –
not to mention those who hate depending on the government - they
no longer have to rely on municipalities to give them the most important
ingredient to life.
There is no way around it – in the future, there will be a
lot more people and a lot less clean drinking water to share. Other
innovative technologies are sure to emerge because even in our lifetime,
water may replace oil as the commodity that is most prized.
About Stephen Krauss, Ph.D.
Stephen R. Krauss has over 30 years of executive management experience
in sales, manufacturing, marketing, advertising and promotion, wholesale
distribution, all on a national and international scale. He has
an undergraduate degree in the liberal arts with minor concentrations
in biology/life sciences, math computer science, a graduate degree
in education (lifetime Secondary Teaching Certificate), a Masters
in Business Administration and a PhD in International Business.
He has been a CEO and executive board member on numerous private
and public corporations including pioneering marketing companies
in the field of oxygen supplements where he was responsible for
product development, marketing, sales and shareholder relations.
He is a nationally recognized corporate consultant in the fields
of oxygen nutrition, effective team management and marketing. www.aws-h20.com
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