It is a repeating story we hear every time a natural disaster strikes at our communities and while the devastation which is leveled on our homes, businesses and city infrastructures can be heartbreaking the lingering effects of these events are by far worse when they do not need to be. Regardless whether it was torrential rains as experienced by Nashville, TN last year or the next monster hurricane or tornado you can rest assured that one of the first things you will lose is the ability to draw safe, clean drinking water from your faucets. Water treatment facilities simply cannot cope with flooding or loss of electrical power without also losing their ability to continue in providing water to the communities they service. Even in areas of the country where these types of natural disasters are rare occurrences at best the water treatment facilities can be affected by viral or bacteria outbreaks and contamination forcing them to order a Boil Water notices to their communities or portions of the communities they service until they can take care of the problem.
In many cases the methods with which they provide these notices are far too limited in scope to inform every person within that community in a timely fashion and it is at that point when there are bound to be individuals who will find out about these contamination warnings and outbreaks the hard way. Couple all of this with the fact that in many major metropolitan areas of the country the water resources used have already been stretched to a near breaking point and it very quickly begins to make perfect sense why these supplies of water to our homes and businesses are so easily impacted in a negative fashion and in such a short period of time. Currently across the country there are entire counties at present that are refusing to issue build permits for new housing developments simply because their current water resources cannot support additional communities and their populations.
Our most precious life supporting resource is very seriously being threatened and it is time we all accept responsibility for our own parts in how it is used and how it is returned to the earth for future use again. Water foot printing is a measure of your individual impact on the water resources you use and the single best way to minimize your own affect on it is to use water sources that are not earth bound. What I am saying is that the majority of water used today comes from ground water sources and these sources are in fact finite which is to say there is not an endless supply of them. I am sure by now you are asking, “So if they are not earth bound where exactly are they?” This water source resides in our own atmosphere otherwise known as our earths Troposphere and it is here that we can gain access to the purest water available on our planet.
There is yet another sustainable water resource which largely remains untouched and is not affected by all of the contaminants we find in city tap water systems such as pharmaceutical drug traces, chemicals like Chormium6, pesticides, viral or bacterial contaminants which is our own atmosphere. By using this water resource we can take control over the purity of the water we use while at the same time adding that water volume back to our earth bound water resources when we return them in the form of waste to be treated. A new cutting edge technology has come to the forefront of this great need that is felt by many nations around the world known as that of the “Atmospheric Water Generator” which offers several benefits to include pure drinking water where you need it, when you need it and if more people used them in places suffering from these natural disasters then fewer people would suffer for lack of safe drinking water.