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Billboard Turns Air Into Drinking Water

Just outside Lima, Peru, a billboard provides drinking water to whoever needs it - mainly, its neighbours.

The panel produces clean water from the humidity in the air, through filters.

Researchers at the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima and advertising agency Mayo Peru DraftFCB joined forces to launch it.

UTEC says it wanted to put "imagination into action" and show that it is possible to solve people's problems through engineering and technology.

"A billboard that produces drinking water from air," says the billboard up high. And it does what it says on the tin: so far, the billboard has produced over 9,000 litres of drinking water - 96 litres a day.

The panel is strategically located in the village of Bujama, an area south of the capital city that is almost a desert, where some people have no access to clean water.


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cool! ... but sounds expensive

Doesn't water also fall from the sky on occasion? :-)



Atmospheric Water Generator units....they work great! In case your interested....

This is great, but it is

This is great, but it is unfortunate that it doesn't work where it is most needed, i.e dry areas, where humidity in the air is insufficient.

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Um, OK...

What's the point? That advertising can subsidize low-cost or no cost services for the poor? That man's inhumanity toward his fellow man can be somewhat abated by clever engineering? That "free" is better than "expensive"?

Are you really that thick.

nevermind, silly question.


this is so anti-semitic

these people are obviously stealing mother natures water from the Geo-engineers who need it to sustain public interests.

over 6 million people died from this billboard

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General info and where to purchase.

How to build one of your own.

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πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα