Merritt Island’s Air Mobile Ministries, Volunteers To Deliver Water Purifiers To Victims In Houston

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purifiers cost $2,500 apiece

ABOVE VIDEO: A trio of volunteers plan to depart Titusville’s Space Coast Regional Airport Friday to deliver water purifiers to those in the flood-ravaged city of Houston. (WFTV Video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A trio of volunteers plan to depart Titusville’s Space Coast Regional Airport Friday to deliver water purifiers to those in the flood-ravaged city of Houston.

Joe Hurston, who leads Merritt Island’s Air Mobile Ministries, and two others will fly 10 water purifiers to Texas so those affected by Hurricane Harvey can filter floodwater into water that’s safe for drinking and bathing.

The purifiers, which cost $2,500 apiece, use ultraviolet light and ozone to produce enough clean drinking water to quench the thirst of 1,000 people per day.

The devices require only 54 watts of electricity to run, which is about as much energy needed to power a light bulb.

Hurston said he’s had to wait to deliver the purifiers because of weather conditions and because many of the city’s runways were submerged.

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