AKIPRESS.COM - Watergen, an Israel-based company that creates clean water out of air, is now providing a source of freshwater for more than 120 children living in an orphanage in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. The GEN-350 atmospheric water generator can produce up to 900 liters of water per day, Israel21c reports.
A popular tourist destination, Bukhara has an arid environment and has recently been experiencing serious water shortages. The entire city, including hotels, was left without drinking water for almost two days earlier this month.
Since the local underground water is unusable, freshwater is currently supplied to Bukhara from the Samarkand, almost 300 kilometers away.
Watergen’s GEN-350 was installed at the orphanage as part of a two-month test pilot requested by Uzbekistan’s water utility company. The unit installs easily, requiring no infrastructure except a source of electricity to pull in ambient air, extract water vapor, and treat it via an internal system so it’s safe to drink.