Thanks for loving our articles so much. We have almost written about all the products in past which were listed in Billions in Change. In this edition I am going to explain about RainMaker for Brackish Water which will convert any make all the unusable wells into use and RainMaker for Grey Water which will make any source of water into drinkable. Since there is huge scarcity of drinking water around the world, I am sure with this invention a large portion of that gap is going to be filled. However, if you look in the history, this is not a new thing, but never made available for the public to use, because is is very huge in cost and not affordable by public. But for the first time, Billions in Change founder Manoj Bhargava made this possible to reach this technology to public with more ease to use so that the world never starve for water anymore.
WHY THESE RAINMAKERS ARE SO IMPORTANT
health is Wealth. If you are not healthy, you can not contribute to yourself, your family, your society, your country and finally to the world. But the situation is more than 50% of small or big hospital beds around the world are occupied by people who became sick of consuming unsafe water. Unsafe water is a major cause of an epidemic. Clean water is good for health and remains as healthcare and the foundation of wellness. Healthy people can be productive, earn a living, and take care of their families. Healthy children can go to school, are more likely to thrive, and become healthy adults. Clean water is also essential for growing food, as crops can’t survive in soil poisoned by salty or polluted water. Currently, over 660 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water, and by 2025, two-thirds of the world will live in water-stressed areas. For billions of people, the ability to produce clean water from polluted wells, rivers, and other sources would be life-changing by these RainMakers will help them achieve this.
RAINMAKER FOR BRACKISH WATER: Bringing Unusable Water Sources Into Service
Brackish water sources are everywhere around the world and it exist in large number. These water sources are created by several means like by digging wells, or by rain waters accumulated in deeps, or ponds in villages. These water isn’t as salty as ocean water because it is present far away from it and source of water is a natural process, but it’s still not suitable to drink or to use for irrigation in some case because of the salt content present in it. The RainMaker for Brackish Water is a filtration process unit that removes the salts present in this type of water and other unwanted minerals from brackish water and makes it suitable for both human consumption i.e. drinking, cooking, bath etc. and agricultural purpose. This RainMaker machine is intended for use at the village level where this type of water sources are available in huge number. Once the RainMaker is attached to the well, pond or any other water sources and switched ON, it starts working immediately and cleans water at a rate of 5-10 gallons per minute. And unlike any other water purification devices, this RainMaker uses very little electrical energy so becomes very economical post purchase. It takes consumes 1.5 kilowatts of electricity, which is about operating a hair dryer, which can be produced by a small generator if no direct electrical source is not available. If in this process a large number of wells, ponds etc. brackish water can be purified into fresh water, the water crisis in many areas can be avoided for several years, if not decades.
RAINMAKER FOR GREY WATER: Making Any Source of Water Safe To Drink
I believe you must have seen water purifiers available in market these days. This RainMaker for Grey Water is a portable device, self-contained unit that uses a series of filters to purify any type, any source of dirty water, let it be from river, sewage, bacteria-filled, well, pond, rain water reservoirs, or water stored for longer time, this RainMaker for Grey Water makes it fit to drink and cook. Very much similar to the other water filtration devices, the RainMaker for Grey Water is aimed at using at the village level where the polluted water availability is more and people are deprived of pure water and causing health problems and can be installed and used immediately. This machine requires even very less energy. The RainMaker for Grey Water have a very impressive result of purifying up to 8 gallons of water per minute if an electric pump is installed in it, incase if electricity is not available in your area or the power is not available because of power failure, it can also be used with a manual pump or a bike pump which can be attached to it. This way it can produce pure water for you round the clock whenever you need.
COST OF RAINMAKER FOR BRACKISH WATER & RAINMAKER FOR GREY WATER
However, Billions in Change have not yet declared the price for these two water purifiers, from unofficial sources it is presumed that the cost of these two RainMakers going to be very cheap as it is intended for poor people only. Because rich people have access to water purifiers now and they already have it. Since this is targeted for the people located in village areas, the cost is a major aspect where it’s purchase depends. So, it may be cheaper than the machines available in market and may cost between ₹ 3,000.00 to ₹ 10,000.00. However, this is not the official price. You may have to wait till the official price is out and we will update it in our website.
A LOOK BACK AT HOW BILLIONS IN CHANGE ARRIVED HERE
It all started with the goal of addressing the major water issues affecting humanity: contamination and shortages. The first solution was the RainMaker for desalination, a machine that could convert ocean water into fresh water using a process that mimics how the sun evaporates seawater to form rain clouds. Unfortunately, some of the bureaucratic barriers associated with desalination were unavoidable, and deployment of RainMaker has stalled because of regulations and permitting requirements. So while this machine is still an option for the future, Stage 2 has turned its attention to the other RainMaker devices, which can be used immediately.