Water Company promotes product in Tampa by Mitch E. Perry08/09/06
Representatives of a company that has invented a machine that turns air into water that they say will be ideal for municipalities and first responders in the aftermath of a hurricane came by Tampa this morning.
Itâ€™s part of an extensive 183 city, 10 state tour along the Gulf and East Coasts for members Utah based Aqua Magic, which calls their machine the worldâ€™s first mass produced mobile water generator.
Jonathan Wright is the President of Aqua Magicâ€¦.Standing in Lykes Park in downtown Tampa in front of the generator, he said that diesel is put in one side of the machine, and water comes out of the other side (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?in a real powerful wayâ€?)
Wright paints a relatively realistic scenario in which the machine would be needed : He says if a hurricane hits and knocks out the tap water system, and bottled water is no where to be found, this machine could provide drinking water.
Every gallon of diesel fuel would provide 10 gallons of water But the equipment is not cheap. The cost of 1 such machine would cost around $35,000 â€“ that includes a diesel generator.
Although the main usage would be after a hurricane, Aqua Magicâ€™s Jonathan Wright says it could have other applications (roll tape#3 o.q.â€? warming up the generatorâ€?)
David Richards also works for Aqua Magicâ€¦He gave a demonstration to the few media members present to furnish a cup of drinking water (roll tape#4 o.q.â€? in the airâ€?)
Richards says the water that their machine produces is purer because it never makes contact with the ground (roll tape#5 o.q.â€?more pure than bottled waterâ€?)
Aqua Magic says they were hoping to meet with local governments, along with Police and Fire officials and humanitarian organization in the Bay Area in their short tour.