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First Nation in Yukon tests new machines to pull water from air – CBC

Entrepreneur says new design could reduce reliance on bottled water and boiling

Apr 15, 2019

The Liard First Nation in Yukon is testing a new method of obtaining clean water — pulling it out of the air.

An atmospheric water generator installed in Watson Lake is gathering moisture from the air like a dehumidifier, then purifying it for drinking by using UV light.

When working properly, the machine can generate 30 litres a day, which is enough for a family’s daily needs.

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