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May 15

EcoloBlue Machine Donation: Tulare County Drought Situation Dire As Neighbors Steal Water From Neighbors

On Tuesday, working next to community showers in the Iglesia Emmanuel Church parking lot in the drought’s hardest-hit area in the state, Hernandez anxiously awaited a delivery he believes will make a big difference.

“Today is a good day,” he said. “We don’t get too many days around here lately.”

Bay Area company Ecoloblue is in Tulare County, donating an atmospheric water generator that makes purified drinking water from the humidity in the air.

The unit makes up to eight gallons a day, a mere drop in the bucket. But in a community with more than 1,000 people without water, Hernandez says it’s at least something.

Our behind the scenes photos and blog about that day: HERE