A Trump administration official said Friday that he would soon announce plans to sell all of the country’s water purifying equipment to private companies, including a new version of the popular Zoneweaver purifier.
The new system will cost $2,500 and includes a filter that can be connected to an indoor sprinkler system to purify more water than an outdoor one, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The purifier will be one of the first things that comes off the assembly line, as well as the first of the devices that you can purchase on the internet,” the official told reporters.
Trump, in an interview with The Associated Press, said he plans to announce the program in the coming days, but he did not say when.
Water purification is a common part of modern life, as evidenced by the widespread use of water purification systems around the world.
There is also no evidence that the new system would cause health problems, said the official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
While the Zoneman purifier can purify water from two gallons to 1,000 gallons, it requires an expensive, high-pressure air filter that takes weeks to set up and requires frequent cleaning.
A Zonowaste product can purfueze up to 2,000 cubic feet of water per hour, according to company officials.
The company has a 30-year history in the water purging business, which has attracted customers from Japan to India.
But the technology is not yet ready for commercial use, and the water filter can only purify a small amount of water at a time, according with the company’s website.
It is not clear if the new technology would work in an indoor or outdoor system.
Zoneweasens.com, the company that makes the product, does not list its price for the water-purification device, according the AP.