MIAMI, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "Pathetic."
That's what Governor Gavin Newsom said as he signed an emergency drinking water bill at Riverview Elementary School in Fresno, CA.
"We're talking about being the fifth largest economy in the world. We've got this bravado, our ingenuity, our entrepreneurial spirit and we can't even provide basic drinking water to a million plus Californians," Newsom said. (Fox26, KMPH.com)
WatergenUSA CEO Ed Russo says:
"WatergenUSA is ready, willing and able to provide atmospheric water generation machines to both the state of California and the city of Flint, MI that can provide clean, safe drinking water without having to truck water in."
The units will only need electricity, and the water it produces is generated from the humidity in the air and placed in reusable plastic containers. This reduces the amount of plastic usage currently taking place in Flint and California.
"The chemical known as 1,2,3 trichloropropane or t-c-p was found in the Fresno school's water last year. Long-term exposure has been shown to cause cancer in animals, and can affect body weight and kidney function." (Fox26, KMPH.com)
The emergency drinking water bill signed by the Governor in Fresno, CA will provide $131 million dollars in one-time funds to pay for bottled water.
Yet, $131 million dollars' worth of water in plastic bottles could harm the environment in California. There's a much more efficient and economical solution available using Watergen's technology.
"Public officials have a unique obligation to provide healthy clean solutions not just for their constituents but for the environment as well," says Yehuda Kaploun, President of WatergenUSA.
In Flint, MI last week, a semi-truck carrying clean drinking water from Texas broke down in Kentucky and the bottled water giveaway organized by the city of Flint and others was canceled after many residents waited in line for hours. Dr. Karen Weaver, the mayor of the city of Flint, MI, says that she's continuing to address the water issues.
Watergen's machines produce water 24 hours a day.
Watergen is committed to providing clean drinking water as a healthy solution for both the people of California and Flint, and will help the environment by eliminating the use of single use plastic bottles.
Watergen understands the crisis in the United States and their technology will provide a better solution.
The atmospheric water generators could be placed indoors and outdoors, generating up to 900 or 6,000 liters per day.
In addition, Watergen's Mobile Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) is a customized heavy-duty truck which securely transports Watergen's Atmospheric Water Generator to provide clean drinking water from air in emergency situations and natural disasters.
It has been utilized by FEMA and the Red Cross in Texas, Florida, and California in disaster relief efforts.
WatergenUSA is ready to help. Now it's up to Flint and California's government officials to make it happen.