Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Warka Water Tower

inhabitat reports: [edited]

The Warka Water tower pulls drinking water out of the air.

It's a woven basket-like structure that sustainably harvests dew, fog, and rain into water. Each tower is made from local and biodegradable materials such as bamboo, hemp, and bio-plastic, and is covered in a mesh fabric with a special coating that allows water collection.

In addition to environmental sustainability, the Warka Water project is socially and financially sustainable. The structures are designed to be owned by the villagers and serve as a community gathering space. The Warka Water tower is estimated to harvest between 50 and 100 litres of drinkable water every day and can store up to 1,000 litres.

The 132-pound, easy-to-maintain structure costs approximately $1,000 and can be constructed in just four days by a team of six.

For more information, visit the Warka Water website.

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