Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need Altitude Water to deliver our household water? What is wrong with the water I get from my tap?

Numerous articles have been written warning about the amount of impurities and contaminates that are in public drinking water supplies as well as the vulnerability of public water supplies to terrorist attack. We have spent centuries following the engineer’s creed that the solution to pollution is dilution. Our aquifers and reservoirs are now contaminated with harmful chemicals, pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

In addition to the water itself, the piping system of municipal sources are antiquated and in most cases over a century old (Remember Flint Michigan?). This also increases the opportunity for contaminates to be in your water through the infrastructure.

There are also numerous water main breaks that result in municipal water not being able to deliver water to your home. Fort Lauderdale was recently without water for 48 hours due to a water main break.

Here are just a few recent articles about tap and well water in the State of Florida:

The only way to be certain that your drinking water is pure and safe and that you have access to safe water- no matter if the municipal system goes down- is to have it delivered to your home by Altitude Water.

What about bottled water in the store? Isn't that safe and pure?

Other articles have been published revealing that some bottled water is really only reprocessed tap water. Some government studies have shown over 30% of the bottled water tested to be unsafe for humans.

Again, here is a good article about where most bottled water comes from- “Therefore, their assertion about contaminants in bottled water relates to the approximately 45 percent of bottled waters on the market that are from municipal water sources.

Finally, Trident Water bottles in sustainable packaging (glass and wood crates) and not in plastic. This is better for you and the environment. We have all seen the data about what these plastic bottles are doing to our planet. Additionally, the plastic bottles release chemicals into the water that are not safe for human consumption.

Is water produced by Altitude Water using a Pure Water Generator better than bottled water or tap water?

Unequivocally YES!!! Water produced by a Altitude Water AWG is the best water on earth. Bottled water in many cases is filtered city water processed in a manufacturing plant. Other bottled water is “spring” water and there are no guarantees that it is truly pure and contaminant free. The contaminants in tap water and bottled water they are trying to remove are never in Altitude’s water. Again – Altitude Water is bottled in glass which is a far safer container then plastic.

How does the Altitude Water AWG work?

Altitude Water AWG machines extract moisture from the atmosphere through a condensation process similar to a dehumidifier-except our coils are coated with a Food Grade coating, so the condensing water never touches metal.

Is Altitude Water Really Pure?

Yes, the water is absolutely pure, safe and clean, as well as great tasting. The water that is produced starts out pure as it is the vapor/humidity in the air that converts from a gas form to a liquid form; rather than dirty, contaminated ground water that needs to be purified. The purification system that keeps the water pure (EnviroGuard) is extremely effective and efficient and utilizes multiple safeguards especially Ozone to oxidize and eradicate any bacteria that tries to form in stored water. Ozone is 35 times more powerful than chlorine and can kill pathogens (harmful organisms) in seconds rather than minutes. Ozone was discovered in 1840 and by the 1890’s was recognized as a safe and effective oxidizing agent for water purification.

Ozone is also naturally occurring (a gas naturally produced on our planet) where chlorine is a chemical that is left in the water for you to consume. Finally, ozone converts into oxygen so you are drinking the purest oxygenated water on the market.

Is taking water from the atmosphere harmful to the environment?

Not at all! Water is constantly evaporating into the air. We condense humidity every day using dehumidifiers and air conditioning systems in homes, buildings and cars – that moisture is then returned to the atmosphere when it evaporates.

It is actually much safer for the environment then draining our aquifers and having the salt water intrusion we are seeing in Florida.

What happens to the environment if we take all of the water out of the air?

Due to the water cycle and the way the earth was created this is not possible. Water is constantly evaporating into the atmosphere. The water cycle has been working to replenish our water since the beginning of time. We have no less water in the atmosphere today then we did before the invention of air conditioning

Is there enough water in the air to produce water every day?

There are 3.8 quadrillion gallons of water in the atmosphere at any given time.

Can I really get pure drinking water from air that may have many impurities in it?

Absolutely! First, the properties of water and the water cycle show that water is pure when it goes from a gas form to a liquid form. None of the contaminates in the air affect this process. Once the water is in the liquid form; The Altitude Water EnviroGuard process of air and water purification systems removes particulate matter smaller than .01 microns.

What about bacteria or other germs?

The Altitude Water EnviroGuard process utilizes Ozone (Natures Cleanser) to eliminate any microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses. Ozone has been used for over 100 years to purify water and is accepted by the United States Public Health Service as a standard methodology for water treatment. Test results of water generated from the atmosphere by Altitude Water AWG technology has been measured and shown the water to be fresh and clean, far exceeding EPA requirements.

What is ozone, how is it stored in the machine?

Ozone is a natural gas composed of three atoms of oxygen. Its chemical symbol is O₃ (Oxygen is O₂). Ozone disinfection, or ozonation is one of the most powerful water purifiers. Ozone is an unstable molecule which readily gives up one atom of oxygen providing a powerful oxidizing agent which is toxic to most waterborne organisms (After giving up 1 Oxygen atom it becomes O₂ or Oxygen). It is a very strong, broad spectrum disinfectant that is widely used in Europe and in a few municipalities in the United States and Canada. Ozone has been used in drinking water plants since 1906 where the first industrial ozonation plant was built in Nice, France. The FDA has accepted ozone as being safe and effective. Ozone is created in our machine using a Corona Discharge ozone generator. It is created exactly the same way nature makes ozone by adding an electrical charge to oxygen.

How does the cost and quality of bottled water compare with Altitude Water's AWG water?

The Altitude Water PWG units produce better quality water economically.  While it costs more to generate pure water from the air compared to taking water out of the tap and filtering it-we offset that cost by delivering in our local area where water bottlers ship heavy bulky water over a much further distance (Fiji water is bottled where? And Nestle only has so many bottling facilities to cover a large geographical region).  We also believe the slightly higher cost is offset by knowing the quality of water you are consuming and the sustainable packaging which is better for your body and our planet.

What does pH mean for water?

The indicator for acidity or alkalinity is known as the pH value. A pH value of 7 means a substance is neutral, water with a pH lower than 7 is considered acidic and with a pH greater than 7 water is considered alkaline. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5. The range in a Altitude Water AWG is 7.6 to 8.1.

There are two ways to raise the ph in water: ionization and mineralization.

Ionization- Here is the definition from Wikipedia- Ionization, is the process by which an atom or a molecule acquires a negative or positive charge by gaining or losing electrons, often in conjunction with other chemical changes. The resulting electrically charged atom or molecule is called an ion. Ionization can result from the loss of an electron after collisions with subatomic particles, collisions with other atoms, molecules and ions, or through the interaction with electromagnetic radiation.

This doesn’t sound so natural to us.

We raise our ph nature’s way by adding minerals Calcium and Magnesium to our water.

The bottom line is we used nature’s way to make the purest, alkaline, highest oxygenated water- and bottle it in glass and sustainable packaging for your body and the environment. It is why we say we make water with technology licensed from Mother Nature. We guarantee you will taste and feel the difference.