As you can imagine, one of the most important things to consider when moving to the desert is the ability to furnish clean, fresh water for cooking, drinking, and washing. Although there are well drilling companies in the area, the quality of the water cannot be vouched for until the water is found, accessed and then tested. If it doesn't meet state standards, the well is worthless as the well cannot be used for drinking water. Locating water cannot be guaranteed by the drillers until they try!
So that pretty much leaves two options...buying water and hauling it, and catching rain water. If you chose the latter, you have to hope that you don't run into a very dry year. Buying water can be a pain merely because you are at the mercy of the Water company as to how much they are willing to sell and the price that they want to charge. Not a pretty thought!
The past few days I have been looking at a third option. This option makes a lot of sense to me. It is called Atmospheric Water Generators. The principle behind this technology is very simple in theory. The generator takes in air from the surrounding area, condenses and collects the water, passes the water through a series of filters and UV light to remove impurities and kill any bacteria and viruses that might be present , the stores it in a holding tank where it is kept until used. The water is agitated to keep it from going flat.
Now you might wonder how much water can this machine produce. The home version will produce about 120 litres of water every 24 hour period. Like I said, this makes sense to me to go this route because even though the unit is electric, it can be powered by solar panels. I have joined a company that is getting into this market, and the opportunity seems pretty good to me. The website explains better than I just how everything works , including the business opportunity. You might want to take a look and see what you think. The link is here and it is pretty informative.
Any thoughts on this idea would be welcome, so let me know. Again, just follow this link and check it out!
After all, we gotta have water for our coffee, right? C'mon, let's get a cup!