Posted November 10, 2018 09:12:33In a city where drinking water is in short supply, it is no surprise that water purifiers are being used to purify the water in neighborhoods and businesses.
Water purifiers have been a boon for New Yorkers in recent years as demand for the city’s water has increased and residents can no longer afford to pay for expensive treatment plants.
New York City’s water supply has been strained by a record-breaking drought.
The city is now experiencing its fourth-largest water shortage in more than a century.
To help New Yorkers avoid a water shortage, the city is rolling out a program called “BPU,” which stands for “biopharmaceuticals for public health.”
The program was announced in December by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The water purification program will offer residents the opportunity to purchase purified water for free from three different companies, including a purifier maker, which will provide the purified water to residents.
There are two types of BPU products: BPU 100, which is a purification system, and BPU 200, which has a purifying pump that removes toxins.
Each product has its own features and will be sold in a variety of sizes.
At the end of the three-month trial period, residents will be able to decide which BPU they would like to use.
Users will be charged $5 per day per person for the purification, which can be added to their water bill for an additional $2.50 per person per day, according to a press release.
“It’s an opportunity for the public to participate in a real-world trial,” said Elizabeth Lohse, an assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University of Rochester.
BPG is the citywide program for residents that will be testing the purifiers, Lohsee said.
People with a chronic health condition can also use the program, which was launched in May and is expected to reach 20,000 people, by the end-of-year.
In the program’s first six months, the purifier companies will provide water to 2,000 households in the city and provide them with free supplies.
Residents who buy BPU 100 can use it for up to six months and pay $25.00 per month, while those who buy it 200 can use up to three months and get paid $25 per month.
A third product, BPU 201, will be available for $2 per person, per day.
It has been designed to provide people with chronic health conditions with purified water.
Lohse said the city has made an investment in BPU to help the city stay competitive with other water purifying programs in the U.S. and abroad.
More than 40,000 residents across the country and more than 2 million people worldwide have signed up for the program.
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