Potable water is brought to the most arid areas in Peru with the help of a new type of billboard.
You heard me … billboards are collecting and purifying drinking water.
The water-producing billboard is currently located in the desert portion of Peru’s capital, Lima. As the video states, Lima only receives about .51 inches of rain each year, but has 98% humidity.
Developed by the University of Engineering and Technology in Peru (UTEC) along with the Peruvian ad agency, Mayo DraftFCB. The billboard produces 20 liters a day through the process of reverse osmosis. Since it was installed, it has generated roughly 9,450 liters (2,500 gallons) of water for the people of Lima.
The billboard houses 5 machines that are responsible for condensing and purifying the water vapor. The billboard does need to be connected to the cities electrical grid, but they could possibly one day have to connected to solar panels or have it run off of fuel cells.
Just imagine if these could be installed in other areas that are in need of clean drinking water.