Hoping to help curb the severe drought that has overtaken South Florida in recent years, the suburb of Miami Gardens is partnering with an Israeli company that generates water from thin air. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III announced the beginning of a pilot program on Monday that will demonstrate the use of the air-to-water generating technologies developed by Rishon Lezion-based Water-Gen. Over the next two weeks, the city will test out the company’s mid-size unit, a device that extracts water from airborne humidity and dispenses clean drinking water.
“We are excited to demonstrate to the citizens across Florida Water-Gen’s forward-thinking and innovative solution that will benefit each and every household and family,” Gilbert said. “As representatives responsible for the quality of life and safety of our communities, preparedness and readiness to counter crises is mandatory. Water-Gen’s pilot will enable us to measure its use for clean drinking water if needed for hurricane relief and any other emergency water situation that may arise.” Due to the ongoing drought, residents of the area are under significant water restrictions, including a ban on watering outdoors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a statement from […]