Consumers are buying more and more water purifiers as water scarcity worsens.
Many cities are starting to sell air purifiers to meet growing demand.
WSJ reporter David Lapan reports.
Photo: APA CEO John Bancroft said the company’s water purification program was designed to meet a “high water demand environment.”
“We’re not going to have an excess of water in our system,” he said.
The company says it uses water from a reservoir in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and California, and distributes the purified water to about 1,000 homes.
In New Mexico and California it distributes filtered water to customers who live in those areas, and then uses that water to flush toilets, showers and sinks.
WSZN reports that the company is also trying to develop a “solar-powered” water purifying system that will provide water for a number of homes in the Phoenix metro area, including a neighborhood that was served by the company for a year.
The project is being led by the Arizona-based Water Solutions Group, which is based in Phoenix.
WSJD reporter Paul Chinn has more.