Water shortage to become the norm


South Africa is on the brink of a catastrophe. Despite what the politicians are saying we have reached Day Zero. Day Zero is a term used for political convenience to describe the day that all taps will be switched off at once, but the reality is that the taps are already off – sometimes for just a few hours and sometimes for days at a time. 

For example;

  • Day Zero has already been reached by the agricultural sector in many places;
  • Day Zero has been reached for some hospitals that are turning away kidney dialysis patients because of lack of water pressure;
  • Day Zero has been reached for many car washes that have had to close down;
  • Day Zero has already been reached for the many casual workers who had no work because of the drop in visitors – the list goes on.

This frightening scenario was painted by Ray de Vries, CEO of Air Water™, a company that harvests humidity from thin air to make pure drinking water, who believes they have the only immediate answer.

"Until now we have been at the mercy of the government to manage our precious water resources and ensure that we have access to drinking water. That was until now - making water from the air in our homes, offices schools, hospitals, in fact anywhere that we need pure drinking water, is the only answer that we have left" says de Vries. 

The supply of water in South Africa has, until now, been from rain-filled dams and rivers. The alarming situation is that there is very little rain falling, very little water left in dams and rivers and in some parts of the country there is already no water at all. 

In Cape Town, the situation is just a rehearsal for the dire straits they will find themselves in come December.

Water made from thin air is a game changer according to De Vries.

"There are 100milion billion litres of water in the air and it is much less polluted than water stored in our dams and rivers. We have machines that harvest pure water from the air, whether it is for home and office use or to take your home, office or building off the water grid completely" he said.

The machines draw in air, cool it and then sanitize the water from condensation through ultra violet light before passing it through a filtration process - all in one machine. The water produced is absolutely pure, alkaline and re-mineralised. 

"Our smallest machine makes up to 33 litres per 24 hours. It is a phenomenal purification plant that looks similar to a water dispenser found in offices throughout SA. Corporates around the country are already replacing the outdated plastic bottle water dispenser with our machines.

“We are very proud to have opened the first humidity bottling plant, Cape Air Water, in Cape Town. Cape Air Water is supplying restaurants, hotels and retail outlets throughout the area and 3 more bottling plants will be opened within the next 3 months. We are supper chuffed that we are creating never-been-seen-before jobs in the Cape.

The company also delivers the smaller unit door to door anywhere in the country within 72 hours.

"The key to our exploding business is accessibility and back up service as water is crucial to each and every one of us every day. We see ourselves as an alternative water source supplier - not merely sellers of machines. This is absolutely vital as we are dealing with the most important need in our lives" he said.

 "I look through the doom and gloom and see a massive opportunity here to save people's lives, to create a massive industry and provide jobs for hundreds of people in 2018 and beyond. 

Contact Details: 

CEO Ray de Vries


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