Dew Pure water from the Philippines is a key part of the New York city water supply and has the potential to provide the city with clean drinking water.
DewPure Water has been awarded a $20 million, 10-year contract to supply the city of New York with up to 100,000 gallons of the liquid water daily.
A new, automated, 24/7 facility at the New World Aquarium in Long Island City will provide the water for the water supply, which will be delivered to the city’s central tap system.
The water will be supplied by the city through a joint venture between the city and a private company.
DiwPure Water is a subsidiary of the Philippine Water Company, the largest producer of freshwater in the world, with an estimated population of over 1.3 billion people.
It has a market value of about $15 billion, according to the company.
The New York Times reports that the water will not be available for drinking for a week and will be replaced by water from a different source.