Earth911 Podcast: Rich Razgaitis on the Future of Drinking Water

Earth911 Podcast: Rich Razgaitis on the Future of Drinking Water

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The availability of protected, recent consuming water will turn into a extra urgent concern because the local weather disaster progresses. Our visitor at present, Rich Razgaitis, began FloWater, a maker of water refill stations that may purify native water, permitting folks to refill bottles safely and rapidly. The firm additionally sells reverse-osmosis purified water in recyclable, reusable aluminum bottles and a faucet filter attachment that removes lots of the impurities that may nonetheless be found in U.S. drinking water.

We talk about the function of publicly accessible water refill stations in offering entry to water, and the discount of soda and different canned and bottled drinks and water when water is well obtainable in workplaces and faculties. Check out FloWater’s tasks within the Navajo Nation and local school systems. We additionally take into account how environment friendly, hyper-local water filtration companies can probably permit the reuse of greywater — post-use water generated by an workplace constructing or college — on-site. Los Angeles is at present offering some water that has been processed from local greywater sources — these applied sciences may be miniaturized and distributed to assist water impoverished communities construct a sustainable native water provide.

Rich Razgaitis, CEO and co-founder of FloWater
Rich Razgaitis, CEO and co-founder of FloWater, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

Drought will cut back water provides and excessive warmth will improve demand for water. Across the planet at present, 785 million folks don’t have dependable entry to consuming water and as many as 884 million are with out protected consuming water, in accordance with the World Health Organization and UNICEF. We’ve made progress, bringing water and sanitation companies to a further 1.4 billion folks because the flip of the century. But there’s a lengthy, lengthy strategy to go to offering protected consuming water for all the folks on the planet whereas leaving sufficient freshwater for the remainder of nature.

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