Walmart is testing the water purifiers it sells in the U.S. and around the world to see if they can improve water quality.
The water purification is one of the biggest investments in water technology for the company and Walmart’s water purifying efforts have been criticized for being a bit wasteful.
But the water filtration process that is being tested in the United States will help Walmart’s customers’ drinking water.
The test is being done at Walmart stores in New Jersey, Florida, California and Illinois.
It is expected to be completed in 2021.
The company says it is testing its purifiers in response to a global health crisis, including the Zika virus, the coronavirus outbreak, and the increasing incidence of severe waterborne illnesses.
“It is an important testing platform to help Walmart meet the growing demand for water, including for the millions of people who depend on clean water,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement.
The tests will be conducted on the same machines that are used to clean toilets and water filters.
Walmart has long been known for being wasteful when it comes to water.
In its annual report to shareholders, the company said it had spent $8.6 billion on water purifications and other water-related expenses.
Walmons CEO has made water purified products a priority for the past few years.
Walmart is also testing a filter for the purifiers.
The tests are the latest in a string of investments that have helped Walmart’s bottom line.
Last year, Walmart announced that it had purchased the Chicago-based chemical company Chemtronics for $2.7 billion.
Chemtronic’s water-purifying products have been praised for helping the company meet its commitment to reduce water use.
Other water purizers companies have been investing in new water technology.
In May, Apple opened up its first retail store in the world in Singapore.
The store will sell Apple Water, a water puricer, and Apple’s new “water-powered” iPhone.