Editor's note: This is like the Ecoloblue (I'm going to set up banners to them in the future, & I'm not affiliated with them yet, I just like the company, & I want to point out that it's not really a new invention.
A gadget which makes water out of thin air could become the greatest household invention since the microwave.
the same technology as a de-humidifier, the Water Mill is able to
create a ready supply of drinking water by capturing it from an
unlimited source - the air.
The company behind the machine says not only does it offer an alternative to bottled water in developed countries, but it is a solution for the millions who face a daily water shortage.
The machine works by drawing in moist air
through a filter and over a cooling element which condenses it into
water droplets. It can produce up to 12 litres a day.
Water Mill will also generate more water when storms pass over, as the
humidity in the air increases. In keeping with its eco-development, the
machine uses the same amount of electricity as three light bulbs.
Inventor Jonathan Ritchey said: 'The demand for water is off the chart. People are looking for freedom from water distribution systems that are shaky and unreliable.'
The machine, which is about 3ft wide, is likely to cost £800 when it goes on sale here in the spring.
Its maker, Canadian firm Element Four, estimates that a litre of water will cost around 20p to produce.
Environmentalists claim half the world's population will face water
shortages because of climate change by 2080. One in five humans is said
to lack access to safe drinking water.