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Dave Ashman

Trustee, H2O Trust

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Reducing plastic bottle wasted production by providing filtered drinking water for all people via our Solar Street Vending Dispensers (SVDs)

Greetings to TED members & Associates,
This realistic solution to our water scarcity etc., may have been discussed previously however kindly consider it's new design, sustainability and ease of access for all people.
One flask of water supplied Free of cost to non-incomed poor & children worldwide.
Much more details about this idea can be found here @ http://www.i8not.net/wordpress/

We aim to provide guaranteed high quality, safe, clean Drinking Water to all (on-the-go) individuals travelling to work, school or whilst on holiday. Without them having to pollute their environment purchasing one-use disposable plastic bottles whilst unsure of the purity of the drinking water within.
Also with the current global environmental issue of Climate Change, we see the wasteful global transportation costs and Oil used in the manufacturing of plastic water bottles as being greatly reduced by our SVD sidewalk located water system. Unlike current indoor or wall mounted water fountains (whose output water quality is unproven) our SVDs guarantees a balanced pH drinking water quality. Which is only accessible via our re-useable bar-coded stainless steel flask(s) & Water purchase ID card sets.
Our SVDs do not require external resources such as local mains water or use of the mains electrical power supply. As we have designed our SVDs to be totally powered by solar panels; also to use the latest safe technology to dehumidify the moisture from the surrounding atmosphere (WFA) into pure drinking water.

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New website is www.waterucantrust.co.uk
Supporters contribution can be located and read here @ http://savethewater.org/2013/03/world-water-day-2013-special-edition-part-one-of-three-part-series-water-u-can-trust-ltd-uk-street-vending-dispenser-svd-project-2/
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    Jun 5 2011: Why we can't have drinkable water in tap, when our forefather's could drink tap water? Did they drink unhygienic water ?

    We progressed with our technology so much , why so behind in this case ? Or bottled water a commercial gimmick ?
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      Jun 6 2011: Hi Salim,
      A simple answer is knowledge, agricultural developments (pesticides), pharmaceutical drugs, urbanization therefore waste water treatments and perhaps increased populations.
      In days of old, drinking water in some regions was plentiful and reasonably safe to drink.
      In other regions (towns) disease was the outcome of drinking polluted water.
      Yes, bottled water is a very profitable, (£100 Billion annually) marketing (media) and environmentally damaging gimmick.
      Involving the World Bank and numerous well known water/beverage multi-national corporations.
      They purchase a nations' public water assets then fail to invest in infrastructure leading to leaks, poor water standards (taste & toxins) thereby increases their costly plastic bottled water sales.
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        Jun 9 2011: Thanks Dave for your answer.
        I agree pesticides & use of lot of other chemicals used for our day to day utility like soaps , ditergents etc has contributed to water pollution , but are we not technologically advanced enough to purify those then supply through tap?

        Who is ensuring the bottled water we are drinking are free from traces of pollutants ?
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          Jun 9 2011: Most welcome Salim,
          Yes, bottled water is not as highly regulated as Tap water......yet due to poor infrastructure standards our global water quality is unequal. Of course the filtering water classes are reasonably safe.
          The majority believe bottled water is their only alternative. Wrong!
          Hundred of silent recalls have occurred of tainted/toxic bottled water without any major news headlines.

          This is why our new SVD drinking water project will employ maintenance technicians to monitor the output drinking water ensuring it remains toxin free in the long-term.

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