On June 5, JMR Graphics, a nationwide car wraps manufacturer, comments on a billboard in Peru that creates water from humidity.
According to an article on Bloomberg.com, a Peruvian billboard is "extracting enough drinking water out of humid air to help a nearby village, Lima, with about 96 liters (25 gallons) a day."
The billboard is operated by the San Antonio-based company, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc., which operates 750,000 outdoor advertising displays on five different continents. The Peruvian experimental $32,600 billboard in the city of Bujama, provides enough clean water that "15 to 18 villagers" can access to daily. It is used for cooking and drinking. According to a Clear Channel video, one villager called it water "from heaven because it comes from air." Schoolchildren are also able to stop and drink from a tap attached to billboard.
The billboard traps humidity in the air by using a panel that is comprised of five different devices that extract water vapor from tanks at the top. When the water flows down a pipe to a tap, it is filtered. In the six months since the billboard has been installed, about 15,000 liters of water have been produced. The billboard was developed by Clear Channel who collaborated with researchers at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima and a media/advertising agency.
TJ Pannell, a representative from JMR Graphics, a nationwide bus wraps manufacturer, says that this type of creative outdoor advertising is on the rise. "Outdoor advertising, in general, is an effective way of getting your brand out there. When you mix in some creativity, the opportunities are endless. This particular billboard isn't advertising a specific brand, but it is getting the message out to the Peruvian residents that clean, filtered water is available if they need it."
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